One of football’s most gifted scouts might be appointed to the club’s hierarchy as a result of Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s potential takeover of Manchester United.
Ratcliffe is reportedly in pole position to buy United after the Daily Mail claimed that his company, INEOS, submitted a higher bid than the one offered by Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim.
Ratcliffe already has ideas for how the club might be organized if he is successful, according to the British businessman.
Journalist Ben Jacobs reports that Mitchell, who was previously given consideration for a position at Nice, a team that is also owned by INEOS, could be given a role at Manchester United.
The 41-year-old is currently AS Monaco’s football director, but he is expected to leave the Ligue 1 team at the end of the current campaign, opening the door for a potential transfer to Old Trafford.
The fact that Mitchell has a distinguished history at previous clubs gives Red Devils supporters good reason to be happy.
Who has Mitchell previously signed?
Mitchell has a wealth of experience in the transfer market having oversaw hiring for Southampton, Tottenham, and RB Leipzig before moving on to Monaco.
Dele Ali, Toby Alderweireld, Keiran Trippier, and Son Heung-min were all acquired by Tottenham under his watch.
Even though the four players all had very different career paths, when they were at the top of their game, Tottenham was an incredibly exciting team to watch.
For the north London team, Son has since scored 102 goals, and he shared the golden boot award with Mohamed Salah of Liverpool last season. Newcastle, who are vying for a Champions League spot, is captained by Trippier.
Mitchell brought Sadio Mane to Southampton, and he later helped Liverpool win numerous awards under Jurgen Klopp.
However, the list goes on. Christian Nkunku was acquired by Mitchell from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019 after Mitchell had great success at RB Leipzig.
Following his subsequent victory as the 2021–22 Bundesliga Player of the Year, the Frenchman agreed to a £62 million transfer to Chelsea, with Leipzig reaping over £50 million in profit.
Given that Nknunku will be joining Stamford Bridge for the upcoming season, it might be challenging for Mitchell to sabotage that specific deal.
Erik ten Hag is rumored to be interested in Brazilian right-back Vanderson, so the Englishman might help Manchester United in their pursuit of the 21-year-old.
Mitchell signed Vanderson for Monaco last year, but the defender has since been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, and he could be Mitchell’s first deal.
Glazers could make a “dangerous decision” at Old Trafford – Dean Jones
When it comes to refusing a full sale of Manchester United, journalist Dean Jones calls Glazer’s decision to stay “dangerous.”
By continuing to work for Manchester United in any capacity, the Glazer family, who own the team, would be taking the “dangerous” path, journalist Dean Jones told GIVEMESPORT.
Since the club was put up for sale in November, speculation about the Glazers’ future at United has gotten worse.
Take over of Manchester United news
No United fan wanted to hear this news. There is still a good chance the Glazers will stay at United despite months of takeover rumors and the general consensus that the club will be sold outright.
That is if they agree to Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s revised offer, which allows the Glazers to retain control of the club despite his initial intent to buy 100% of it.
The Glazers would continue to own a minority stake in the club, probably with a 20 percent share, if Ratcliffe were to be successful in acquiring the majority of the club, according to a report in The Telegraph on the specifics of his offer.
According to the report, Ratcliffe, the CEO of INEOS, would demand complete control over United’s transfer negotiations, forcing the Glazers out of the day-to-day management of the team.
With Ratcliffe reportedly adamant about his desire to take charge of recruitment if successful, that might offer some comfort to a select group of anxious United supporters.
Others, however, are likely to be outraged at the idea of the Glazers having any influence over United, even if it is only as a minor stakeholder.
What has Dean Jones said regarding the Glazers and United?
When asked about the most recent information regarding the takeover of United, Jones told GIVEMESPORT that the Glazers would be selecting the “dangerous” course of action by remaining at the club.
Regarding the current circumstance, Jones stated: “The Glazer family just needs to decide how they’re going to handle this. They have to think about this personally in addition to the very different options that are on the table to be taken into account from a business perspective.
“Do they want to prolong this ownership any further?
Protests against you being made repeatedly must be difficult. Additionally, I believe it is obvious that these protests won’t end even if United finds success once more.
The decision to choose the course of action that keeps them at the club seems extremely significant and somewhat risky because the fans want them gone. ”
If the Glazers continue to run the show, what can United supporters expect?
The “worst protest ever seen” would occur at Old Trafford, according to Jones, who recently spoke with GIVEMESPORT.
Jones thinks we could be in for much of the same if the Americans don’t pack up and leave Old Trafford after anti-Glazer protestors forced a game to be postponed after they broke into a behind-closed-doors match against Liverpool in 2021.
Just this past weekend, United fans protested in the streets calling for a new owner. A viral social media video of the protests depicts the hostile environment created by Glazer-hating fans.
Don’t be shocked if Red Devils supporters protest the Glazers’ proposed stay again, with anger among the United faithful at an apparent all-time high.