As many as four Premier League clubs are left disappointed after among Europe’s most gift spotters, Paul Mitchell, signed a contract.
Sky Sports News has learned the former Spurs and Southampton recruiting chief has turned down a host of lucrative offers to return to the Premier League and will leave his current function as Head of Recruitment and Development at RB Leipzig in the end of September to become Technical Director of Red Bull’s Global Football division.
In less than two decades, Mitchell has rebuilt a Leipzig squad that sits unbeaten on top of the Bundesliga after four games and returned home from Lisbon on Wednesday morning following a 2-1 win away to Benfica in the Champions League, courtesy of two goals in nine minutes from Germany striker Timo Werner.
What is even more notable is the Leipzig side is the youngest in the Bundesliga – a group expected to further challenge the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at the seasons ahead.
Mitchell has been connected with director functions in Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United and having supplies from Bundesliga clubs and European.
In his new role, while also working together with squads in New York Red Bulls along with Red Bull Bragantino at Brazil Mitchell will continue to affect growth.
Red Bull are understood to have worked for more than six weeks to lure Mitchell to remain and are delighted to have their prized strength under contract for a further 3 decades.
The function is also predicted to see Mitchell return as it’ll be based in Buckinghamshire in his family house.
The 38-year older, who hails in the Manchester suburb of all Denton, is credited with jeweled talents including Sadio Mane, Dusan Tadic and Dejan Lovren while in Southampton – and then Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son if he had been cooperating with Mauricio Pochettino in Spurs.
His young Leipzig squad was boosted in the summer using all the arrivals of both Ademola Lookman in Everton for #16.2m and also the loan signing of Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu and PSG Christopher Nkunku.
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