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Ex-Monaco, Leipzig man Paul Mitchell leads race to become Roma’s new sporting director

Andy Mattioli
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Roma are currently evaluating several profiles of potential candidates to cover the sporting director role in the near future.

The capital club are only two weeks away from parting ways with their General Manager, Tiago Pinto, who will leave after concluding his 3-year stint.

As a result of Pinto’s departure, Roma have been eyeing several replacements with the objective of re-establishing another long-term project with a new coach following the recent dismissal of Jose Mourinho.

Today’s edition of Il Tempo reports that the current profiles Roma are studying are: Javier Ribalta, Christopher Vivell, Paul Mitchell, Michael Edwards, Frederic Massara and Francois Modesto.

Out of these, Paul Mitchel is the present favorite given his extensive network of scouts and his track record of working within different financial contexts.

Mitchel directed the scouting area of ​​Southampton from 2011 to 2015, before moving to Tottenham as first an observer and then director of the scouting area of ​​the youth sector.

Mitchell later worked with three Red Bull clubs across the world. He first directed the scouting area of ​​Leipzig and then worked for the New York Red Bulls and Red Bull Bragantino.

Finally, he held the role of consultant for Cercle Brugge and was Monaco’s Sporting Director for two years, until 2022.

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