Paul Mitchell has left his role as Chesterfield’s director of player recruitment, ending a six-year association with the club.
Commenting on his decision, Mitchell said: “I have walked away from a good contract because I felt that the time was right to leave. It is a fantastic club and I have made some great friends there. I’d like to thank chairman Dave Allen, chief executive Chris Turner and the board for their support.
“Part of my remit when I joined the club was to identify some young, hungry players who could become saleable assets and I’m pleased to have achieved that. I am proud to have been part of arguably the most successful period in the history of the club, having been involved in two League Two title wins and two trips to Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
"I will always have fond memories of my time with Chesterfield and I wish the club all the best for the future. I am now going to consider my options before making a decision on my future.”
Spireites chief executive Chris Turner said: “Paul has been a highly valued member of staff and I’m disappointed to see him leave the club. I would like to thank Paul for his service and wish him all the best for the future."
Mitchell, who was initially employed in a part-time scouting role during John Sheridan’s time as manager, was later named chief scout. He was handed the role of director of player recruitment last summer after turning down an offer to follow Paul Cook to Portsmouth.