Report: Newcastle consider hiring man who signed Heung-min Son for Spurs

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Newcastle United have added former Tottenham sporting director Paul Mitchell to an extensive list of candidates for the role, according to the Daily Mail. 

Changes at the Tyneside club are now looking to be in full swing as the Magpies are focusing on drafting in a sporting director as well a new manager following Steve Bruce’s departure. 

The report claims Newcastle have added former Spurs man Mitchell to the list of candidates, but he is alongside a host of high-profile names being considered for the role. 

The likes of Luis Campos, Marc Overmars, Jason Wilcox and Kevin Thelwell are allegedly said to be the other names firmly on Newcastle’s list, and any of them could secure the position at a point in the near future. 

Mitchell was appointed as the chief Spurs scout back in 2014 after his impressive work at Southampton, and it has been said that he was instrumental in bringing South Korea star Heung-min Son to North London a year later. 

He departed the club in 2018 for an opportunity at German side RB Leipzig but left two years later to become sporting director at Monaco. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Now that Newcastle have all of those finances at their disposal, they need to get the sporting director position filled so they can spend it wisely and appropriately.

Some of the moves Spurs have made since Mitchell left the club have been a bit questionable, but Fabio Paratici is here now to hopefully resolve that. 

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