Report claims it is ‘only a matter of time’ before former Spurs man joins Ligue 1 club

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Former Tottenham Hotspur head of recruitment Paul Mitchell has reportedly agreed to a deal to join AS Monaco, according to a report by L’Equipe (as relayed by GFFN).

Mitchell arrived at Tottenham in November of 2014 after enjoying considerable success as Southampton’s head of recruitment.

He was reunited with Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, after having built a great relationship with the former the Argentine during their time together at St. Mary’s.

Mitchell initially enjoyed success at Spurs, having played a key role in bringing the likes of Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld to the club (Bundesliga).

However, he left Spurs in March of 2017, with chief scout Steve Hitchen taking a more prominent role on the transfer committee instead (Football.London).

Since leaving North London, the 38-year-old has enjoyed further success at German side RB Leipzig.

L’Equipe (via GFFN) now report that Mitchell has agreed to leave his job at the Bundesliga club to become Monaco’s new sporting director.

It is claimed that the former Spurs man has already been appointed by the Ligue 1 club and the agreement will be made official next week.

Spurs Web Opinion

Mitchell certainly deserves a lot of credit for some of the players we signed when he was at Spurs. However, let’s not forget that we also signed the likes of Vincent Janssen, Clinton Njie, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Kevin Wimmer under his watch. So, his record at North London is a mixed bag.

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