Arsenal's former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has joined German club Stuttgart
By Greg Grimes
Last Updated: 11/04/19 2:10pm
Arsenal’s former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has been confirmed as the new sporting director at Stuttgart.
The 46-year old German left the Emirates in February after just 14 months working in the Premier League.
During his brief tenure, he oversaw a major draft of new talent, which included the signings of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, and goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Mislintat, who had two spells working at Borussia Dortmund, now joins Stuttgart, who are facing a Bundesliga play-off to determine whether they will play in Germany's top division next season.
Stuttgart are 16th in the table and set to play the third-placed team in 2. Bundesliga with six games remaining.
Stuttgart's sporting director Thomas Hitzlsperger said: "Sven Mislintat has built a high reputation over his long career, and with his knowledge, his network, and his way of thinking about football, he fits us perfectly.
"I am very pleased that he has decided to become part of our team."
Mislintat said: "It's a huge challenge and at the same time a great honour to work for a club like VfB.
"Our common focus in the coming weeks is on the fight for survival, but of course the gaze is already on the plans for the new season."
Arsenal have yet to replace Mislintat, with two of their targets Monchi [joined Sevilla] and Marc Overmars [new contract with Ajax] opted against moving to the Emirates Stadium.