Who is Paul Mitchell AS Monaco sporting director and football transfer expert being pursued by Chelsea

Who is Paul Mitchell AS Monaco sporting director and football transfer expert being pursued by Chelsea

Chelsea are rumoured to hire AS Monaco football sporting director Paul Mitchell to fill a crucial position at the London club, here is all you need to know about him 

The Sun reports that Chelsea would appoint AS Monaco’s sports director Paul Mitchell to a top post at the London club.

The 41-year-old had previously worked for RB Leipzig, Southampton, and Tottenham Hotspur. He gets along well with the incoming Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino.

However, Mitchell was hired for a purpose unrelated to Pochettino. The director is anticipated to support the Blues in player sales.

Chelsea aims to exploit Mitchell’s extensive network of contacts in Germany, France, and England to unload its undesirable talent.

Who is Paul Mitchell AS Monaco current sporting director and football transfer expert being pursued by Chelsea

Todd Boehly and Clearlake Consortium, Chelsea’s new owners, have invested more than £600 million in new player purchases during the previous two transfer windows.

Despite the substantial expenditure, Chelsea has had a difficult year.

The team presently holds the 12th spot in the Premier League and had early exits in domestic cup events. They showed tactical ignorance as Real Madrid eliminated them from the Champions League.

Mitchell had been a target at Chelsea and Manchester United. As Erik ten Hag had hoped, he was not given the chance to run things at United.

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The Englishman reportedly tried to get a position at Newcastle United but was rejected.

With his recent deal with Chelsea, Mitchell now seems to be making a comeback to the Premier League.

The man credited with signing Sadio Mane and Heung-min Son has the challenging task of trimming Chelsea’s massive squad.

Who is Paul Mitchell?

Even though there was no prior information about Paul Mitchell in France, he had been appointed as AS Monaco’s sporting director.

Prior to joining Monaco, the he played for RB Leipzig. He has also spent time at Southampton and Tottenham.

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In a recent interview, he stated that he will part ways with the French club at the conclusion of the 2023 campaign in order to pursue new opportunities.

Formerly modest British footballer, Dele Alli and Sadio Mane credit him with giving them their big breaks after he retired from the game at the age of 27.

He is currently employed by Ligue 1 club Monaco as their sports director and has gained widespread praise for his shrewd business decisions in the transfer market over the previous few years.

Paul Mitchell has given Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld, Heung-min Son, Kieran Trippier, Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pellè, Nordi Mukiele, and Dayot Upamecano renown.

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They were all accomplished athletes who tentatively joined the various clubs Mitchell was a part of.

Former football player Mitchell, who is now an expert in recruiting, retired from the game in 2009.

The Englishman participated in multiple loans to lower-league teams throughout his playing career while playing for clubs like Wigan Athletic and Milton Keynes Dons.

Before being asked to serve as an ambassador for MK Dons, he was never given the chance to play in the top level and was forced to retire at the age of 27 due to an injury.

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