L’Équipe are reporting that Paul Mitchell will leave his role as sporting director of AS Monaco at the end of the summer transfer window.
According to L’Équipe, Monaco have made numerous attempts to try and extend Mitchell’s contract, but without success. His entourage have said that Mitchell believes he has reached the end of his mission at the Principality side having arrived at the club in the summer of 2020.
Mitchell’s contract runs until June 2024, but in December, he informed Monaco that he wouldn’t be extending his current deal. However, the former Wigan Athletic defender will take charge of the summer transfer window. According to L’Équipe, Mitchell is attracting a lot of interest from English clubs. Lawrence Stewart, the former technical director at Monaco, recently left the Principality to become the co-sporting director at Chelsea.
During Mitchell’s time at the club, he has been responsible for the signing of players such as Axel Disasi, Caio Henrique Vanderson, Breel Embolo, Mohamed Camara and Kevin Volland. The club’s president, Dimitry Rybolovlev, has asked Mitchell to work to find his own successor and has for that person to be in a similar mould to the Englishman.
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