Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea want RB Leipzig’s talent spotter Paul Mitchell as new sporting director
Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are locked in a three-way battle to land RB Leipzig’s talent spotter Paul Mitchell as their new sporting director, according to reports.
The former Tottenham and Southampton head of recruitment has been targeted by all three top flight clubs after impressing in his role at Leipzig.
However, Sky Sports News claims the Premier League trio could be forced to look elsewhere, if the 38-year-old chooses to sign a lucrative new deal, keeping him at Leipzig until 2025.
Mitchell moved to Germany from Spurs in 2017 to become the Bundesliga club’s head of recruitment and development, but RB Leipzig are keen to tie the talent spotter down to a new long-term deal that would see him become their head of global football.
It is believed that the promotion would be likely to lead to Mitchell taking over the managerial reigns at Leipzig at the end of that new contract.
But United remain keen to tempt Manchester-born Mitchell back to his home city to become their first technical director.
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Arsenal have also earmarked Mitchell as their preferred replacement for Sven Mislintat, who left his role as the Gunners’ head of the recruitment earlier this season.
Mislintat, 46, has recently been confirmed as Stuttgart’s sporting director.
Chelsea too are keen to bring Mitchell back to London, as they continue their search for a replacement for Michael Emenalo, who quit his role at Stamford Bridge 18 months ago
Source: SportsLatest TS