Mega-rich Notts Forest owner eyes swoop for senior Tottenham duo - report
By Amir Mir
Nottingham Forest’s potential mega-rich owners will target Tottenham senior duo Paul Mitchell and David Webb, according to a report.
The Sun claim that the potential new American owners have lined up Spurs’ head of recruitment Mitchell and his assistant Webb.
Championship side Forest are currently in the midst of a takeover with an American consortium led by John Jay Moores.
As reported by the Guardian in December Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Mitchell, who resigned from his post in August, had been held to a 16-month notice period.
It is said that Mitchell is not expected to fulfil his full contract which runs until the end of 2017, but it is likely that he will remain for the January transfer window, which opened on Sunday.
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Mitchell followed Argentine Pochettino into White Hart Lane in 2014, when he left his role as Southampton boss.
Forests’ previous director of football was Pedro Pereira, but he left his role in October, less than four months in the job.
Football Insider verdict:
The appointment of Paul Mitchell will help Forest off the pitch as they aim to add stability within the club. They are currently in the middle of a relegation battle and they desperately need to ensure fans that the future of the club is in safe hands. Appointing Mitchell will ease that concern as he will bring his connections and contacts to the club as well as broad knowledge of recruitment and the world transfer market. He has helped Mauricio Pochettino build two very successful squads in English football, first at Southampton and now at Tottenham where they are challenging for the Premier League title.
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