Southampton head of recruitment set for Spurs after handing in notice

Paul Mitchell -Southampton’s head of recruitment and the man credited with the club’s hugely impressive buys in recent seasons – has handed his notice into the club ahead of a move to Tottenham Hotspur as Daniel Levy starts his major changes, according to the Telegraph.

Reports emerged last week that ahead of major changes around White Hart Lane Levy had made the influential Mitchell his number one target in a bid to overhaul a failing playing squad at the club.

Since the sale of Gareth Bale the club has seen a huge turn around in playing staff and managers – with their current situation amongst the toughest in their history.

New manager Mauricio Pochettino sees his side sit in 12th position with four losses from five home league games – causing fans to widely boo their side in their latest defeat at the hands of Stoke.

Fans and pundits have heavily criticised a string of incredibly poor performances, high profile errors, and trouble right at the heart of the club for the predicament.

Levy has received his fair share of critique and has come out determined to put things right – starting with the hiring of Mitchell.

After handing his notice in to Southampton, Mitchell is set to take up a similar role at Spurs in a bid to improve several strategies at the club with his job not affecting the work of under fire Director of Football Franco Baldini.

With Levy determined to improve the recruitment strategy of the club from academy ages right through to the first team, in addition to overhauling the scouting network of the club, Mitchell will take up a new position in which he focusses on identifying the best talent and also implements his strategies for analysing existing players.

The capture of the highly regarded Mitchell represents huge backing of current manager Pochettino – the pair worked together closely during the managers time at Southampton.

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