Paul Mitchell finishes work for Tottenham amid Rangers interest

Tottenham Hotspur's new head of recruitment and analysis Paul Mitchell in the stands during the UEFA Europa League match at White Hart Lane, London. PRESS
Image: Paul Mitchell has finally left Tottenham after resigning in August

Paul Mitchell has finally left his role as Tottenham head of recruitment and been placed on gardening leave, according to Sky sources.

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.

Sky Sports News HQ understands that Mitchell is of interest to Rangers for the vacant director of football job, and Sky sources understand he would consider the role.

Gers are currently looking to hire a new manager and technical staff, after boss Mark Warburton, his assistant David Weir, and head of recruitment Frank McParland left Ibrox.

And the way is open after Southampton's head of recruitment Ross Wilson, who replaced Mitchell at the Saints in 2014, turned down a move to Rangers this week.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are in the process of an extensive scouting shake-up that has seen a number of their recruitment team leave White Hart Lane since last summer.

It is understood that one of Mitchell's key deputies, David Webb, has also resigned from his position as Spurs' head of talent identification in recent weeks.

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Long-serving chief scout Ian Broomfield also left the club after his contract finished in December, and he has been replaced by Steve Hitchen, who is currently overseeing the restructuring of the club's scouting network.

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