Jürgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, believes that rumoured sporting director target Paul Mitchell would not be a suitable fit for the club
According to FootballTransfers, the Reds recently met with an AS Monaco official about their upcoming holiday position.
With Julian Ward already announcing his departure from the Merseyside club at the conclusion of the season, the club is looking for a new sporting director.
Get French Football News reported just yesterday that Liverpool have made contact with the 41-year-old, who is expected to leave the Ligue 1 club at the end of the summer transfer window.
While FootballTransfers confirms that the Reds have held negotiations with him, they believe he is unlikely to get the post at Anfield because Klopp does not believe he is a good match for the club.
Mitchell is not wanted by Klopp at Liverpool.
With Liverpool needing to rebuild its roster this summer, the club needs to recruit a sporting director immediately if they are to ensure a smooth transition.
Ward has already resigned for the remainder of the season, and he is expected to take up a similar post at Dutch powerhouse Ajax.
As a result, he won’t be involved in the Reds’ summer discussions, making it critical that the club bring in a direct successor.
The Merseyside club must sign at least three new midfielders, especially with the departures of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, and Arthur Melo.
Furthermore, a central defender and a right-back may be extremely beneficial to Klopp in the future.
As a result, if the German does not believe Mitchell, who has been praised by former Southampton scout David Webb for having ‘exceptionally high standards,’ is the right man for the job, the club will need to find a suitable replacement.