Paul Mitchell: I am a Manchester boy, links to United are flattering

Paul Mitchell: I am a Manchester boy, links to United are flattering

RB Leipzig director of football Paul Mitchell has admitted that the links to Manchester United are flattering as he considers him to be a Manchester boy.

The club are said to be on the lookout for a director of football following the drama that happened over the summer.

Jose Mourinho had publicly expressed his concerns with the lack of signings in the last transfer window and so United are keen on resolving the issue.

It’s understood that vice-executive chairman Ed Woodward and the Portuguese manager now have fractured relationship so perhaps Mitchell can help the club move on.

Many clubs in modern football employ directors of football and it has proven to be a successful blueprint to follow when used correctly.

According to the Daily Mail, Paul said to the Sun: “Manchester United are recognised for being one of the biggest clubs in the world.

“So any link with a club of that size, history and status is very flattering and I am a Manchester boy.

“There hasn’t been any contact with United at this moment, for me it’s always about focusing on the job in hand.

“I’m more than aware I work for a great organisation, but then like always you never know in football what can happen in the future.”

Mitchell would certainly be a great addition to the Red Devils’ backroom staff as he is credited with being the man responsible for the likes of Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier.

The need for a shakeup in the behind the scenes part of the club is clear to see as disorganisation wreaked havoc over the summer.

There have been claims though that Manchester United won’t hire a director of football until Mourinho has moved on so Paul may have to wait.

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