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Manchester United 'step up search for new technical director'

United 'step up technical director search'
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Manchester United are confident of enticing Paul Mitchell to Old Trafford to become the club's first ever director of football, according to a report.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton chief Paul Mitchell is reportedly high on the list of targets as Manchester United step up their search for a new director of football.

The Red Devils will create the new position to help with their long-term transfer strategy following five years of scattergun spending.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is leading the search, with the full blessing of frustrated boss Jose Mourinho, and The Telegraph suggests that United are closing in on their man.

Mitchell is highly regarded in the game thanks to his work alongside Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton and Spurs, but he left White Hart Lane in 2016 and has since been appointed by RB Leipzig in a similar capacity,

The 37-year-old would have to serve a notice period at Leipzig, but United are said to be confident of enticing him back to the Premier League.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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