For those without a legal or relevant football background this paperback book running to 84 pages will be a great introduction to its subject. It provides a really comprehensive list of the necessary registration requirements for both FIFA and five of the most relevant European FA’s plus the USA in order to become a licensed agent with those bodies.
The chapter on the “work of a football agent” is extremely revealing and indicates how much work an agent is required to carry out for their clients, whether they be players, clubs or more frequently now managers.
The summaries to each chapter are particularly helpful as are the illustrations of individual transfers in various countries especially those in the chapter on the transfer windows, covering as it does the players who are to move that are contracted and those who are free agents. These go along with the deals that are to be made including permanent moves, loans and options to buy. Those illustrations illuminate the negotiating skills necessary to clinch the deals once the appropriate choice has been made.
Arguably the most pivotal chapter in the book relates to the subject of contracts in the various categories, including those between the agent and the player; the player with the club; the agent with the club and those with third parties, all being of both a commercial and private basis. These include such matters as wages, sponsorship fees, image rights and transfer fees with the commissions to be applied.
Although the difficulty is shown, of starting up, the need for networking and the ability to work hard and negotiate well, the benefits of the job are shown to out- way all of these.
Therefore if it is feasible for book to create a person’s future for them then this small volume could possibly do just that.
by Ken Goldman Editor Soccer Coach Magazine and the Normidian Referees Magazine
Football Agent Education
We're a sports-education company seeking to help the next generation of football agents.
Our book, 'How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide' offers a complete overview of the profession and gives the crucial advice needed to succeed.
The book covers all the areas that a football agent (at all levels) will encounter in their job. Starting with the basics, like the relevant registration processes and how to get into the business, to understanding how best to work with players and managers, as well as dealing with contracts and the media - this guide offers the complete experience.
Each chapter is concluded with a summary, outlining the most important points to remember, as well as 'expert opinions'. These views are given by industry specialists relevant to the content of the chapter and include top agents like Pere Guardiola, Ilhan Gundogan and Jorg Neubauer. They also consist of the views of Rory Smith and Daniel Geey who detail the relationship between football and their areas of expertise in press and legal relations respectively.
The team behind Football Agent Education has used their experience and network to compile this must-know information. Representing high-calibre players like Mesut Ozil, llkay Gundogan and Shkodran Mustafi, as well as coordinating numerous on- and off-pitch transactions, they are able to give readers unrivalled advice from previous experiences in this industry.
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