Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with the club's capture of Paul Mitchell from SouthamptonGetty Images

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the arrival of Paul Mitchell from Southampton as the head of recruitment and analysis.

"We are delighted to announce that Paul Mitchell has joined the Club as Head of Recruitment and Analysis," a statement on Tottenham's official site read.

The former Wigan Athletic player joined Southampton in January 2012, to manage their scouting and recruitment department and had formed a strong bond with former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is currently the manager of the north London club.

Spurs have struggled this far this season and find themselves in 10th place in the league and Pochettino is not being able to make the players at his disposal convert to his style of high pressing play, which was employed by the St Mary's outfit.

According to Goal, Mitchell has been brought in to work with the manager and identify players, who will be suited to the Argentine manager's style of play, which means as earlier reports suggested, there will be a clear out of Tottenham players during the January transfer window.

It is believed that this move by chairman Daniel Levy is a show of faith to manager Pochettino and his willingness to back the manager in an overhaul of his squad.

Meanwhile, Spurs striker Harry Kane is keen to qualify to the knockout stages of the Europa League and is confident of getting a result when Partizan Belgrade visit White Hart Lane on Thursday.

"It's an important game. We want to qualify and we've made it clear that we want to go far in this competition," Kane said, as quoted on Tottenham's official site.

"Partizan made it hard for us away from home but I'm confident that at White Hart Lane we should be able to create more chances and get the win," the England U21 striker added.