Tottenham in transfer U-turn as key man heads for exit door - report
By Matt Farr
Tottenham have made a U-turn over their plan to replace recruitment chief Paul Mitchell, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claim that Tottenham are currently weighing up their options after changing their minds on their initial plan to replace Mitchell.
Spurs’ recruitment guru is currently on gardening leave after handing in his notice in August although he remains on the club payroll, and Tottenham have already begun their search for a replacement.
Spurs initially saw fit to offer a similar role to that of Mitchell, who would be involved in key transfer decisions alongside chairman Daniel Levy and manager Mauricio Pochettino.
However, it is believed that Tottenham are now set for a dramatic change of course, which could see them scrap their initial plan entirely.
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The current system they have in place sees chief scout Steve Hitchen report to a three-man committee comprising of Levy, Pochettino and John McDermott, who is the head of coaching and player development.
Tottenham are now considering retaining this approach, which would see them require no direct replacement for the outgoing senior man.
But the ongoing uncertainty regarding Tottenham’s next point of action suggests that the club are no closer to appointing a replacement for Mitchell.
Several candidates had reportedly already been interviewed for the soon-to-be-vacant role.
It will be imperative that Tottenham can have such a figure in place with such an important period coming up in the summer transfer window.