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Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reportedly identified Paul Mitchell as a potential candidate for the sporting director role at Manchester United.
According to Daily Briefing columnist Ben Jacobs, posting on X, Mitchell has been admired by Ratcliffe in the past, and is on the lookout for a new job after leaving Monaco recently.
Mitchell has been highly regarded in football recruitment for some time now, having done smart work in the transfer market with the likes of Tottenham and RB Leipzig in the past, whereas Man Utd have so often spent vast amounts of money on big names who’ve failed to deliver.
Discussing the situation on X today, Jacobs posted: “As previously revealed, Ratcliffe plans to undertake a review of the club but has already shortlisted various football names to take a day-to-day role at MUFC, which is normal even ahead of anything being signed off.”
He added: “Paul Mitchell is very keen on a sporting director role and is one name under consideration having recently left Monaco. INEOS have previously looked at him for Nice. Mitchell has recently moved into a new house in the north west of England.”
This follows the news that broke yesterday of Sheikh Jassim pulling out of the running to purchase United from the Glazers.