Journalist claims former Tottenham man is keen on Chelsea job

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CBS Sports journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed that former Tottenham head of recruitment Paul Mitchell is interested in taking over as Chelsea’s new sporting director.

Mitchell worked wonders at Southampton under former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and followed the Argentine to Tottenham not long after he took charge of the North London club.

The 41-year-old played a key part in Tottenham’s rise under Pochettino, helping the club to secure talents like Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld for cut-price fees.

However, Mitchell decided to leave Spurs and took over as head of recruitment and development at RB Leipzig in 2018 and after two fruitful years with the Bundesliga club, joined Monaco as sporting director in 2020.

Jacobs has now revealed that new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is on the lookout for a new sporting director, with Mitchell said to be one of the names on his wishlist.

The journalist claims that Red Bull Salzburg’s sporting director Christoph Freund is Boehly’s top target ahead of the former Tottenham man while Luis Campos is another name that the Blues hierarchy are considering.

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Mitchell has done exceedingly well at almost every club he has been at and he will be a major coup for Chelsea if they get him. 

Pairing the 41-year-old with Graham Potter would certainly make the Blues a force when it comes to identifying and developing players, which is why I am hoping that they do not get Mitchell.

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