Ed Woodward tends to make Paul Mitchell his best preference for Manchester United sporting director position


Guy Utd want to modernise and streamline their solution to recruitment (Image: Getty)

Manchester United main Ed Woodward has created RB Leipzig head of recruitment Paul Mitchell his amount a single choice to turn out to be the club’s new sporting director.

The Crimson Devils are wanting to revamp their composition driving-the-scenes, with axed manager Jose Mourinho commonly criticising the football office, and Woodward desires the new use to have a say in appointing the subsequent permanent manager at Aged Trafford.

Possessing looked at a amount of candidates, The Solar report that Mitchell is the standout target and they will test to prise him absent from Leipzig.

Mitchell has been in Germany with Leipzig for just about a year (Photo: PA)

Crucially, Mitchell has recognized Mauricio Pochettino – the favorite to get the United job even with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s excellent job as caretaker manager – considering that they were being jointly at Southampton.

Mitchell was responsible for signing the likes of Dejan Lovren and Sadio Mane, and he immediately adopted Pochettino to Tottenham were he brought in Toby Alderweireld and Son Heung-min, among many others.

Pochettino and Mitchell are thought to have enjoyed an outstanding functioning connection and the Argentine was ‘very disappointed’ by his shock exit.

He has been functioning in the Bundesliga for just about a yr and Purple Bull are determined to maintain him, with the German aspect geared up to give him a new prolonged-phrase deal and even larger part at the club.

Pochettino and Mitchell worked closely together at Southampton and Spurs (Photograph: Getty)

Mitchell was joined with the United post previously this period, telling The Sun: ‘Manchester United are recognised for staying one particular of the biggest clubs in the entire world.

‘So any url with a club of that dimensions, record and position is really flattering and I am a Manchester boy.’


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