Mitchell appointed Sporting Director of Monaco

Mitchell had been heavily linked with a Director of Football role at Manchester United

Mitchell had been heavily linked with a Director of Football role at Manchester United

PAUL MITCHELL, who has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, has been appointed Sporting Director of AS Monaco.

The 38-year-old, who has been Head of Recruitment at Tottenham, Southampton and MK Dons in England, joins from Red Bull International.

He joined RB Leipzig as Head of Recruitment and Development in February 2018, before being promoted to Technical Director of Red Bull International, overseeing the football departments at Leipzig, New York and Bragentino.

Monaco said that “under the direction" of CEO and Vice President Oleg Petrov, Mitchell would be “in charge of all sporting decisions, from the Academy to the professional team, as well as partner club Cercle Brugge.”

Mitchell said: “I am looking forward to coming to AS Monaco. I would like to thank Mr Oleg Petrov and the club for their trust. I would also like to thank Red Bull for the years I spent at their side.

“I am looking forward to taking up my position, meeting the teams and starting to work together to develop the project and establish a sustainable philosophy for the club.”

Petrov added: “It is a great satisfaction to welcome Paul Mitchell to AS Monaco after several successful years with Red Bull and I would like to thank Red Bull for making his appointment possible in a very professional manner.

“Paul will bring his skills in talent identification, recruitment and the development of our players, from the Academy to the first team. Paul will be in charge of the sporting aspects of AS Monaco and I am convinced that his arrival will significantly strengthen our project.”

Mitchell will be joined in France by Laurence Stewart, who was Head of Global Scouting for Red Bull. Stewart, who has worked for Manchester City, Everton and the Football Association, will take up the position of Head of Sporting Recruitment and Development.

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