Newcastle appoint Paul Mitchell as sporting director after Ashworth exit

Mitchell has worked at Monaco and TottenhamLewis Miley out for three months with foot injury

Newcastle have attempted to mitigate the blow of losing Dan Ashworth to Manchester United by appointing Paul Mitchell as their new sporting director. Mitchell most recently occupied the equivalent role at Monaco and, before that, held senior executive positions at RB Leipzig, Tottenham and Southampton, specialising in recruitment.

The 42-year-old initially moved into scouting when his playing career was ended by injury at the age of 27 and now fills the void left at St James’ Park when Ashworth was placed on gardening leave in February.

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