Newcastle’s new owners are still yet to appoint a new manager, with reports claiming that Steve Bruce’s days are numbered on Tyneside, however, his successor may not arrive until a director of football is found and has their feet under the table at St. James’ Park.
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There have been a few names linked with such a role at Newcastle. Ralf Rangnick could be an option, however, the infamous Campos, who helped oversee both Monaco and Lille’s title-winning campaigns is someone the new owners are said to hold a long-standing interest in.
Castles has been speaking about the interest Newcastle have in Campos.
“On the subject of sports directors and the importance of that appointment to the new owners, I can tell you that one of the individuals they’re looking at as a potential candidate is Luis Campos.
“Listeners of this podcast will know a lot about Campos and his record at Lille and Monaco, winning the French league title with both of those teams and the quality of his recruitment there. You can see the fit to the model as we’ve described Newcastle United, under PIF, want to implement – getting the best value from the market.
“My understanding is there was initial contact between the buying party and Campos during the period when they did have an agreement with Ashley last year and expected the Premier League to approve, so this is a long-standing interest.”
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Campos is currently out of work having left Lille midway through their title-winning campaign and that could mean that he’s more attainable for Newcastle’s new owners, instead of Rangnick, who only joined Lokomotiv Moscow earlier this year.
Once a director of football is appointed, then it would make sense that a new manager arrives as they can begin to work with each other in terms of planning for January. Campos could be the man Newcastle turn to, although he is only one of several names on a shortlist.