Our CEO, Stijn Francis, was interviewed for a podcast of Sporza (a Belgian tv channel) on the problems Belgian football is dealing with.
In this podcast the Belgian football scandal is analyzed in detail. The role of football agents and club leaders within the scandal are being discussed.
You can find the podcast here (Dutch only): Sporza Podcast
Comment of Stirr Associates on this topic
Although the new transfer window will only open shortly, we can already see that nothing seems to have changed after the football scandal. A lot of football agents simply continue with their malicious practices.
A few examples of such practices (only this window – it will be a long list at the end of the window):
- Football agents trying to convince the player and the agent of the player that they have an official mandate of the club while this is not true (agents do this in order to “talk themselves into a deal as without them no deal will be possible”)
- Football agents trying to convince the player that the agent of the player is blocking the transfer to a certain club while this is not true (and hence the deal should better be done by the other agent instead of with the player’s true agent)
- Football agents trying to convince the player that a club is interested in a player but refuses to work with the true agent of that player while this is not true (also a way for these agents to talk themselves into the deal)
- Football agents trying to convince the player and his agent that the manager of a club has asked him to contact the player and the agent (while the manager of that club has never ever talked to that manager)