Sven Mislintat will become the new sporting director at VfB Stuttgart in a move Kicker are calling a ‘coup’ for the German club.

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It had been reported that Sven Mislintat was holding out for a move to a Premier League club after leaving Arsenal 14 months. That now seems incorrect.

Mislintat will primarily be in charge of transfers at Stuttgart and is expected to start work as soon as the final details of his deal are agreed.

Stuttgart are currently in the Bundesliga relegation zone and, according to Kicker’s information, Mislintat, 46, is prepared to work with the club whether they remain in that division or are relegated.

There had been reports that the transfer guru would be heading to Bayern Munich when he left Arsenal, but the German giants quickly dismissed those rumours. That led to plenty of speculation about where he would go before Raphael Honigstein reported he believed Mislintat would try and stay in the Premier League.

Sven Mislintat, formerly of Borussia Dortmund, has become Arsenal's new Head of Recruitment.
Sven Mislintat at Dortmund

“It’s my understanding he sees his future at the Premier League at a different club,” Honigstein told the Transfer Talk podcast at the start of April.

“He’s had a lot of offers before moving to Arsenal so this should not seen in my view as a result of Bayern Munich trying to lure him away or doing something that changed his mind or turned his head.

“This is really completely independent and only is to do with his relationship with the other people at Arsenal.”

The deal is expected to be completed ‘as soon as possible’.