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Newcastle United have acquired Paul Mitchel as their sporting director following the departure of Dan Ashworth who joined the Red Devils (Manchester United).

The Magpies wasted no time in the search of the new sporting director after the exit of Ashworth, who joined Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s senior management team. Newcastle United were forced to recruit a new sporting director in time for the reminder of the summer transfer window.

Newcastle United were successful in the persuade of Paul Mitchel, who was previously linked with the giants of English Premiership Manchester United and Liverpool FC and both parties have finally agreed on the terms. Paul is one of the most Europe’s well-respected sporting directors.

After being announced as a new sporting director, Mitchel (43) talked about his new role and what motivated him to join the club and he is eager to help the team to grow and be competitive in the field of play.

Mitchel said ” It’s with immense pride that, I accept the responsebility of being Newcastle United’s new sporting director. I’ve seen the recent growth and ambition of the club. This, plus the amazing fan base made the decision to join an easy one. I can’t wait to get started and help continue the organisation’s growth and long-term competitiveness in all areas of elite football performance.”

Before becoming sporting director, Mitchel was a soccer player and injuries forced him to early retirement. His responsibilities at the club will be strategizing club transfer and he previously worked with teams such as RB Leipzig, Tottenham Hotspur and AS Monaco. Newcastle United CEO Darren Eales expressed his delighted and believes that new sporting director will bring positive results

Darren said ” We are delighted to welcome Paul to Newcastle United, He brings a successful track record and wealth of experience to the club. His extensive and diverse experience in football leadership, cultural change and recruitment mean he is the ideal person to lead our sporting directorate. We look forward to working with Paul and supporting him in our pursuit of long-term and sustainable success.”


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