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Newcastle Appoints Dan Mitchell as New Sporting Director, Replacing Ashworth

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Dan Mitchell as New Sporting Director

Paul Mitchell, who was just recently linked to Manchester United, will take over as Newcastle United’s next sporting director. The Premier League powerhouse confirmed his appointment on July 4. Like Ashworth, Mitchell too has outstanding experience as the Director of Scouting at Southampton and Tottenham Hotspurs, mostly at Southampton. Prior to signing with Ashworth, Mitchell’s most recent position was with AS Monaco in Ligue 1, which also put him under United’s notice.

Since Saudi Arabia’s national wealth fund acquired Newcastle, under the leadership of Saudi Prime Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the team has significantly improved both on and off the field. Newcastle United’s latest Premier League triumphs, which included their 20th consecutive UEFA Champions League qualifying in the 2022–2023 season, were greatly aided by Dan Ashworth. Mitchell will only have very high expectations going forward, especially with the summer transfer window open and the new season quickly approaching.

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Paul Mitchell the new Sporting Director

Paul Mitchell is the perfect candidate to head our athletic director because of his broad and varied background in recruiting, cultural transformation, and football leadership. Newcastle CEO Darren Eales released a statement saying, “We are excited to collaborate with Paul and help him in our pursuit of long-term, sustainable success.”

Accepting the role of Newcastle United’s new sports director fills me with great pleasure. I’ve seen the club’s recent expansion and aspirations. The choice to join was made simple by this and the incredible fan base. In the release, Mitchell added, “I am eager to get started and contribute to the organization’s growth and long-term competitiveness in all areas of elite football performance.”

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Paul Mitchell had a successful career as AS Monaco’s sporting director after joining the French team in 2020. Mitchell was successful in luring players to Spurs, including Son Heung-min, who is now a superstar and the team’s captain. The Magpipes have already been anticipating some significant additions and adjustments to the team for the eagerly anticipated next season based on his extensive portfolio.