A few hours after the announcement of Kylian Mbappé’s extension (2025) on Saturday, “Leo” was told the end of his mission as sports director.
The change is now. Shortly after the last game of the season, a 5-0 card against Metz on Saturday, at the Parc des Princes, Leonardo was told the end of his mission as sports director of Paris Saint-Germain. Information disclosed by Amazon Prime Video late Saturday night and quickly confirmed by many other sources. PSG, which celebrated the tenth title of French champion in its history on Saturday … and the extension of Kylian Mbappé’s contract, has not yet communicated.
The big maneuvers were therefore quick to begin in Paris, where things should change considerably in the coming weeks, as has been mentioned since the Madrid hiccup in the Champions League. The departure of the former Brazilian international was one of the hypotheses cited with insistence. To see if Mauricio Pochettino will also take the door, as many say. “I still have a year of contract and I don’t see why I wouldn’t be there next season“, said the Argentine coach on Friday.
Campos and Mbappé reunited again?
Who to succeed Leonardo? In recent weeks, the names of Michael Edwards (Liverpool) and Andrea Berta (Atlético) have been mentioned here and there. On Saturday, it was another potential candidate that was being discussed in many media, including RMC, The Team Where The ParisianPortuguese sources or ESPN : Luis Campos. Aged 57, the Portuguese was the great architect of the last two teams that blew the title of French champion from PSG, Monaco in 2017 and Lille, in 2021. He has also (and above all?) been close to Kylian Mbappé since their common years at the ASM. Some sources make Campos THE great post-Leonardo favourite.
Former Brazilian international, said Leonardo wore the Parisian jersey for one season as a player (1996-97), before returning to the Park at the start of the QSI era, in 2011. He resigned two years later after the jostling with a referee to better come back in 2019.”With me it’s difficult, without me it’s impossible“, smiled “Leo” a few weeks ago, declaring himself “available» to keep raising the «challengeParisian. “I made mistakes», he confessed again. Obviously, these errors were too heavy…