Tottenham release statement as new arrival welcomed

Tottenham have confirmed Paul Mitchell has signed up with the club.

A former player with Wigan Athletic and MK Dons, Mitchell initially took up the role of Community Ambassador with the Dons when he retired from playing in 2009 at the age of 27.

The former Wigan and MK Dons player left St Mary’s this month and has now completed his reunion with the former Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham continue to be linked with January transfer window moves for the Saints duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez, and will hope Mitchell’s arrival can help prise both away from St Mary’s.

As quoted on the Tottenham website, a statement said: “We are delighted to announce that Paul Mitchell has joined the club as head of recruitment and analysis.

“A former player with Wigan and MK Dons, Paul initially took up the role of community ambassador with the Dons when he retired from playing in 2009 at the age of 27.

“Following the appointment of Karl Robinson as manager in 2010, Paul was assigned to his backroom staff as head of recruitment, recognising his aptitude for identifying player talent.

“He joined Southampton in January 2012 to manage their scouting and recruitment department.”

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