Manchester United bidder INEOS identifies new sporting director if takeover successful

And the belief is that Mitchell could fulfil one of the roles, but despite serving as a sporting director in Ligue 1, it is not clear in exactly what capacity he would move to Old Trafford.

INEOS have been able to follow Mitchell’s work closely, given they own fellow Ligue 1 club Nice.

The 41-year-old has become one of the most respected figures in recruitment across Europe and has recently confirmed that he will be leaving AS Monaco, after a previous role at Leipzig.

“Yes, it was a very difficult decision,” the 41-year-old told Nice Matin. “I loved my experience at this club. I have always felt a lot of support from President Dmitry Rybolovlev and the Principality.

“But I have spent a lot of time away from home and my loved ones in recent years. I feel that the mission I had, which was to rebuild the sports project, has been fulfilled.”

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