Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell discussed his role at the club. He was the head of recruitment at Tottenham and Southampton and is one of the leaders in helping improve the work environment of a player to maximize their talent. He revealed that his time at RB Leipzig under Ralf Rangnick was the turning point in his career.
“It’s a synonymously big club, isn’t it? It has such a role and reaches and there have been some tough times there,” Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell said about Manchester United. “It is sometimes hard to comment when you’re not in the internal and always understanding the context. I use that word a lot because I think context is important to measure what Manchester United’s current situation is, but I think they do need to get to the point of really putting down what Manchester United needs to be in the modern game.”
“We are a long time from the Sir Alex Ferguson era. Eric ten Hag is a top coach from Ajax but they need a top blueprint not only for now but for the next five years and work towards that, and sometimes on that journey there are hard moments when you don’t get the right results, even though you’re doing the right things,” he added. “You have to know that, over that period, the consistency of the decision-making will yield a good end result. I think we’ve seen that both Manchester City and Liverpool, that when you adopt that long-term strategy you can get real consistency and sustainable success. I think that’s the biggest thing for Manchester United; putting down their identity of what they want to be today, but most crucially what they want to be in five years’ time, and where they want to be.”