Report: Spurs' head of recruitment Paul Mitchell resigns, he wants to force Leicester switch

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Paul Mitchell is reportedly looking to leave Tottenham for Leicester City.

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According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur's head of recruitment Paul Mitchell has handed in his resignation in a bid to join Premier League rivals Leicester City.

Mitchell, 34, worked with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton, and earned much of the credit for bringing in a host of talented players at St. Mary's Stadium.

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In November 2014, Mitchell left Southampton in order to join Tottenham and reunite with Pochettino, and he's played a major role as Spurs' head of recruitment.

Now, as the transfer window enters its final few weeks, Mitchell has surprisingly handed in his resignation, with The Mirror reporting that Mitchell is attempting to force a move away from White Hart Lane after less than two years at the club.

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The report claims that Mitchell wants to move on and join Premier League rivals Leicester City, who need a new transfer guru after Steve Walsh left the club to join Everton earlier this summer.

With Mauricio Pochettino receiving a new contract earlier this summer, Mitchell may feel that his influence has decreased, with the Spurs boss seemingly taking charge of the club's transfer activity this summer.

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It's added that boss Pochettino is 'gutted' by Mitchell's departure, and Spurs have tonight confirmed on Twitter that he has indeed left the club, and will complete his exit at a later date as he looks to pursue other avenues - potentially with Leicester.

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