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Tottenham hit by management chaos days before new season


Tottenham’s summer has suffered a major disruption after Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell sensationally walked out on the club.

The 34-year-old joined less than two years ago, following Mauricio Pochettino from Southampton to White Hart Lane.

That was believed to be a huge coup at the time, as he was thought to be behind many of the Saints’ more astute signings.

And at Spurs, he has only bolstered his reputation, credited with bringing in Eric Dier and Dele Alli. Some of his signings have been questioned, including Clinton N’jie and Heung Min-Son, but few directors of football have a faultless record.

The Guardian report that a strained relationship with chairman Daniel Levy could be a major factor in Mitchell’s decision to walk out with several weeks of the transfer window still left.


Levy has always insisted on being involved in transfers, despite many of his managers’ protestations.

And speaking of managers, that will be fans’ main concern. Mitchell was a close friend of Pochettino, so supporters will be looking for assurances that the situation won’t affect the boss’ spot in the hot seat.

Mitchell is already being linked with a move to Leicester City, whose own Head of Recruitment recently left for Everton.

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  1. Dave

    Aug 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    this article is full of holes and contains incorrect and misleading information. Get it sorted or take it down as you clearly have very little understanding of the current situation!!!


    Aug 10, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Of course our beloved chairman Daniel Levy has the welfare of Spurs at heart.
    We are now moving into the same position Arsenal were in when investment
    was curtailed because of the costs involved in moving into a new stadium.
    He has to gamble on new young players at the right price with potential for the future as spending in the next few seasons will not be available.
    Maybe this is the reasons Paul Mitchell and Robert Mackenzie have seen that their
    future at other clubs might be better for them personally.
    At this time all Spurs fans must keep the faith ,and rely on the present squad
    to see us through the next couple of seasons. Come on You Spurs !!
    Brian Evenden

  3. hottotty

    Aug 10, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Paul Mitchell hasn’t “sensationally walked out on the club”. He’ll leave on a mutually agreed date. Get your facts straight

    • Soccer Sweep

      Aug 11, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Thanks hottotty, think you’ll find that in 99% of times that someone leaves a job it’s on a “mutually agreed date”. But like any “mutual” break-up, someone has to put it out there first. Paul Mitchell is going when it suits him!

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