Liverpool have been given a boost in their pursuit of Paul Mitchell after he chose to leave his role as Director of Football at Monaco.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Well, Liverpool are said to be interested in hiring the 41-year-old with Julian Ward set to leave at the end of the season.
That is according to the Liverpool Echo, and now, there has been a significant development as Mitchell opts to leave Monaco.
L’Equipe believe the Englishman feels he has reached the end of his “mission” with the French giants, and has rejected their offer of a new contract despite their many attempts to renew his terms.
The French news outlet believe Mitchell has agreed to oversee the summer transfer window, so Liverpool would have to find someone else to take over from Ward and help Jürgen Klopp obtain his targets throughout pre-season.
According to De Telegraaf in the Netherlands, Ward is a target for Dutch giants Ajax, although it would be a potentially controversial move as the Guardian are claiming that he told Liverpool he plans to take a break.
LIVERPOOL COULD HIRE A GEM IN PAUL MITCHELL
In our view, Mitchell would be a smart appointment by Liverpool – he has a superb track record.
The Stalybridge-born negotiator spent a couple of years at Tottenham during the Mauricio Pochettino era after following him to north London from Southampton, where he signed Dele Alli for just £5m and also Heung-min Son in a bargain deal worth £22m.
Additionally, Mitchell signed Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld in shrewd moves, which almost helped the Argentine guide Tottenham to a Premier League title in 2016.