Self-appointed sporting director Todd Boehly will soon look to drop that title, with the Chelsea owner set for “further meetings” in an attempt to appoint a new director.
What’s the word?
As per a report from The Times, relayed by GMS, the Blues are interested in bringing Campos to Stamford Bridge, with discussions already held with Boehly and co.
The same report states that the Portuguese is currently working as an advisor at Paris Saint-Germain, and is overseeing the Ligue 1 champions’ recruitment, having done so since June.
Having his say on the matter, Jones understands that Boehly is preparing to hold further talks around the sporting director role at Chelsea, suggesting that Campos may have been identified as a short-term option, with alternatives identified.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “I think there’s still further meetings to come. The Luis Campos one, I do think we should that take seriously.
“But I do wonder if that might be one that could be an interim solution as well. I think there are various things being looked at, to be honest, at the moment.”
Boehly out of a job
Chelsea owner Boehly has had a crazy summer, full of constant decision-making in what actually proved to be examples of astute transfer signings wrapped in a long-term vision.
Of course, he has had his fair share of ‘scattergun’ picks, but the “top talents strategy” is a bold, yet smart move from the American who is clearly looking to build sustained dominance during his reign.
Another big decision was made last week, when he decided to dismiss Thomas Tuchel, in a move that provided a rather large element of shock value.
Having named Graham Potter as his successor, in what is another example of an astute addition, it is understood that the former Brighton boss underlined the importance of filling the role of a sporting director, with Potter expected to have a say on the appointment.
When a suitable figure is found, Boehly will be out of his makeshift sporting director role.
And it’s worth stating, he did a surprisingly good job on the recruitment side of things.