In what was undoubtedly the worst kept secret in English football, Tottenham Hotspur announced the hiring of Paul Mitchell as Head of Recruitment Wednesday afternoon via their official twitter account.
We are delighted to announce that Paul Mitchell has joined the Club as Head of Recruitment and Analysis - http://t.co/3Yhzp9HKMi
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 26, 2014
Paul Mitchell will work with
Manager Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino and Director of Football Franco Baldini to identify players that Tottenham Hotspur may wish to sign. It's considered a savvy appointment; Pochettino worked with Mitchell while at Southampton and apparently trusts him implicitly. This development has been known for a long time, but it's taken this long for the paperwork to be signed and the club to formally announce it.
Now that Mitchell is here, I can finally post this video, which is one of my favorite clips from Mystery Science Theater 3000. Joe Don Baker is Mitchell. MITCHELL!