Paul Mitchell plays down Chelsea links

Speaking to Nice-MatinAS Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell played down reports linking him with the vacant sporting director position at Chelsea. 

Mitchell has been linked to the role by Ben Jacobs, but the Englishman was quick to play down the link. “That’s news to me,” said Mitchell in response to the rumours. “Honestly, working at AS Monaco is a unique opportunity. I am happy. It is always good to be linked to clubs of this calibre. It’s a compliment to everyone working here.”

He continued, “But we still have work to do here and that’s what I’m focusing on every day. I have always said that as long as Dmitry Rybolovlev’s confidence and conditions are the same as when I signed two years ago, I will remain focused on the mission he has set. If that did change for whatever reason, that would change things.”

Asked if that meant he definitely wouldn’t leave the Principality side this season, he replied, “In football, you never say never, but as I said, I am 100% focused on our ambition of having a great season and continuing to develop our players.”



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