By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham head of recruitment Paul Mitchell has been installed as favourite to become the next permanent MK Dons boss.
The 35-year-old former Dons midfielder is rated as 4/7 favourite by Sky Bet to become the League One side’s next boss.
Experienced manager Steve Cotterill (6/1) is regarded as his most likely competition for the role, with England’s ladies manager Mark Sampson further back at 8/1.
MK Dons are currently on the search for a new manager after they sacked Karl Robinson earlier in the month, following a disappointing start to the campaign after suffering relegation from the Championship last season.
He left the club after six years in charge and the Buckinghamshire side are currently sat in 20th place, sitting outside of the league’s relegation places on goal difference.
Mitchell may come as a surprise to some MK Dons fans, with the 35-year-old having no experience of managing a club to date.
However, he has worked with the club in another capacity as well as a player and following Robinson’s appointment in 2010 he was assigned as the Head of Recruitment in the club’s backroom staff.
He has since had a successful spell in the same role with Southampton before he followed Mauricio Pochettino to White Hart Lane.
Under Mitchell’s watch, Tottenham signed eight senior players, with two major successes in Toby Alderweireld and former Dons star Dele Alli.
However, the White Hart Lane transfer chief is understood to have decided to leave the north London outfit after growing frustrated with the club’s transfer business.
Mitchell is serving a notice period at Tottenham but is still officially with the club until a departure date is mutually agreed with chairman Daniel Levy.
In other Tottenham news, this first-team player has issued a warning to Arsenal ahead of the north London clash.