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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
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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