Paul Mitchell has finally left his role as Tottenham head of recruitment and been placed on gardening leave.
The 35-year-old resigned from his post last August and had been working an extensive period of notice, but he is understood to have left the club two weeks ago.
Paul Mitchell was hired in 2014 to oversee the areas of player recruitment along with talent spotter Rob Mackenzie but things apparently soured this summer when Spurs were unable (or unwilling) to sign some of Michell’s top identified talents such as Michy Batshuayi.
Mitchell submitted his resignation in the summer, but his contract stipulated a 16 month leave notice. However, weeks after Spurs hired Derby head of recruitment Steve Hitchen to serve as chief scout, Mitchell has been placed on “gardening leave” and is now free to seek employment elsewhere
Mitchell is still being paid in full by Tottenham but he is free to join another club, and Scottish outfit Rangers are reportedly considering him to be their new director of football.