Posted on November 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm by Arthur Montagne
While Juninho announced that he would leave OL at the end of the season, Jean-Michel Aulas set out to find a new sporting director to anticipate the departure of the Brazilian. Several avenues are already being studied, but the one leading to Luis Campos is gaining momentum.
A few days ago, Juninho dropped a real bomb on his future. At the microphone of RMC, the sporting director of OL, who arrived in 2019, announced that he would leave his post at the end of the season. “For me, I said three years, so normally I'm doing my 3rd season and I don't know what happens next. I said three seasons, to see what I can do. I know that I had this opportunity because I am a former player who has had a lot of success at the club, because if it had been the opposite, I did not have this opportunity there, it is clear, that ' is sharp and this is normal. So at the end of the season, I'll think it over, but in my head, it was for three seasons. I hope to finish well, there are some things that I cannot control at all. (…) At the end of the season, normally it's over. I want to rest a bit and maybe try to have other things, “said the former OL midfielder against all odds. Taken aback, Jean-Michel Aulas however now has time to prepare for the succession of Juninho . And there is no lack of ideas.
Luis Campos not insensitive to OL?
Accompanied by Vincent Ponsot , director of football, the president of Gones are active in the market. Former director of the OL recruitment unit, Florian Maurice would be followed, but he seems very fulfilled in his position as sports director of Stade Rennais . Loïc Désiré , the head of the Strasbourg recruitment unit, would also be in the sights of the OL . But according to information from Foot Mercato, Luis Campos is also interested in OL . Free since leaving LOSC , the Portuguese leader indeed open to the idea of taking over a project. His name has circulated on the side of Newcastle which is looking for the architect of its new project, without it going any further for the moment. As revealed exclusively by le10sport.com, despite rumors sending him to Genoa , Luis Campos does not intend to follow up on this interest. Consequently, the Portuguese would have started to learn about the OL , without this leading to concrete contacts for the moment. It must be said that Luis Campos likes to have control over the sporting aspect of clubs and in Lyon, it seems complicated since Vincent Ponsot and Jean-Michel Aulas are ubiquitous in club decisions. It remains to be seen whether the two leaders will agree to take a step back to welcome Luis Campos whose skills have proved their worth at AS Monaco and LOSC .