Ex-Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat joins Stuttgart as club’s director of football


Ex-Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat joins Stuttgart as club’s director of football

Ex-Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has become Stuttgart’s new director of football.

The 46-year-old left his role at the Emirates back in February.

Sven Mislintat signed nine players during his time at Arsenal

Gunners stars such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lucas Torreira joined the club during Mislintat’s reign.

He will now work alongside former Everton and Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger, who is head of sport at Stuttgart.

Speaking about his arrival at the Bundesliga club, Mislintat said: “It is a huge challenge and at the same time a great honour to work for a club like VfB.

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“I grew up in the environment of traditional clubs, this atmosphere is very important to me.

“The talks with [president] Wolfgang Dietrich and Thomas Hitzlsperger were extremely good and decisive for my decision for VfB.

“Our joint focus is in the coming weeks on the fight for survival, of course, the look is also already on the plans for the new season.”