Just when everything seemed peacefully calm at Tottenham, this evening it was announced that head of recruitment Paul Mitchell is to leave the club “at a future date to be mutually agreed” after two years in the job.
Mitchell worked closely with Mauricio Pochettino during their time together at Southampton and since moving to White Hart Lane has helped to bring in the likes of Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama, Kevin Wimmer and Toby Alderweireld to the club after the lack of impact which Franco Baldini made in N17 with a number of deals which failed to pay off on the pitch.
A statement on Tottenham’s official website read: “The club can confirm that Paul Mitchell, head of recruitment, will be leaving the club at a future date to be mutually agreed.”
Chairman Daniel Levy said: “Mitch has been with us for two years and created a well staffed department and run our recruitment processes for the past two years.
“We understand and respect his wish to consider new avenues. The priority right now is the final few weeks of the transfer window.
“I know that, whilst most of our business has been completed, Mitch is keen to ensure we start the season in the best position.”
Mitchell has been linked with a similar role at Premier League champions Leicester, who lost Steve Walsh to Everton earlier in the summer.
Mitchell said of his time at Spurs: “I have greatly enjoyed my time at the club and it will continue to be my sole focus until such time as I move on to new challenges.”
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