Paris Saint-Germain has moved on from the Leonardo era as their former sporting director didn’t get an official announcement for his departure, but the capital club now enters the Luis Campos tenure as he’s now the sporting advisor.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t seem like the former PSG executive might be out of work for long. According to Marca, Valencia owner Pete Lim is considering bringing the Brazilian executive to Spain’s southeastern coast.
Leonardo spent three years with the La Liga club from 1991 to 1994, so there’s a connection there. Furthermore, a point working in the former PSG sporting director’s favor is that he’s been away from Valencia for nearly 30 years.
As a result, Leonardo is not ‘associated’ with any current link that involves Valencia and Valencianism. Hence, his neutrality, not being ‘married’ to anyone… or ‘manipulated.’ Also, the executive knows the Spanish club’s new manager Gennaro Gattuso.
Both shared the dressing room at AC Milan for two seasons, from 1999 to 2001. It will be interesting to see if these factors result in Leonardo returning to Valencia to take over the sporting director role and help rehab his image, considering his last two stints at Milan and PSG didn’t go so well.