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One of the worst kept secrets is finally out there following last night’s announcement after Ronald Koeman let the cat out the bag over the weekend.
It’s an extra sign of support from the board, Paul Mitchell who had previously worked at MK Dons before moving South joins as the clubs “Head of recruitment and analysis”.
'Mitch' was involved in other projects at Milton Keynes such as taking coaching alongside the reserves with John Gorman, being involved with their World Cup bid and also various community driven campaigns which shows his enthusiasm to get involved in all corners.
With failure to land apparent two top targets Morgan Schneiderlin and Mateo Musacchio it’s hardly surprising Pochettino has opted to bring in a close allies.
Though for every Tadic and Pelle there’s also an Osvaldo. Were the former Mitchell masterstrokes or Ronald revelations? Like at Saints, we won’t really know the finer details about potential incomings though it surely casts fresh doubt over the future of Franco Baldini who was last see embracing the coaching staff at Villa Park and before that being a ball boy during the final training session in Belgrade.
Ultimately the buck stops with Daniel Levy who will sign the cheques and with January right around the corner it’s time for him to re-fill the ink in his no doubt feathered fountain pen.
You wouldn’t be surprised if Daniel doesn’t sanction the potential rumoured signing of Jay Rodriquez, who ‘Poch and Mitch’ clearly fancy after a long and serious injury lay off, which is fair enough.
No doubt there will be some activity in the window so Mitchell, 33, better tell his missus he’ll be working late.
It’s not just on the pitch Manchester City can splash untold money but off it their digital/web presence is one of the best around in my opinion.
The much viewed “Tunnel Cam” series is an access all areas, behind the scenes look throughout the whole match day, I’ve found myself watching our games footage on the channel in the last few years now it puts a different perspective on things. Have a watch below...
Whilst there were some positives on the pitch, in general the less said about the game the better!