The Agents Angle - The World's Premier Football (Soccer) Agent Show

The Agents Angle - The World's Premier Football (Soccer) Agent Show

'Lifting the lid' on the world of the football agent - is it all that it is made out to be, or is there more to a stereotypical 'shadowy' world of alleged 'sharks' and 'cowboys'? Two experienced practitioners from the football agency world, along with specialist sports and football industry guests, aim to look into the truths, lies and misinterpretations of an industry that is often misunderstood and misrepresented. From speculation in the football transfer market to football governance and the wider effects of the football agent industry, The Agents Angle aims to 'shed some light'.

Episodes

The case of the agent for one of the 'hottest' players in this summer '24 transfer window is fined and suspended for breaches of the intermediary (agent) regulations from more than 4 years ago - along with a club, and club officials also being sanctioned.

More problems for FIFA, with another ruling against the FFAR in Argentina and reports of the 3rd FFAR football agents exam being subject to marking errors.

The show al...

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'The Agents Angle' is joined by Football Finance 'guru' and co-host of the 'Price of Football' podcast Kieran Maguire, with his expert insights, thoughts, and observations on the football agent world from a finance perspective - as well as how new football finance matters affect agents.

As many football seasons around the world come to a close, and with the imminent opening of many football 'transfer win...

Could the football world be on the brink of another change that is comparable to the 'Bosman' ruling of 1995? FIFA regulations face another challenge that impacts the football agent industry and could even spell the end of the 'transfer system' (and RSTP) as we know it ....... and it isn't 'FFAR' this time.

Whilst a football agent is cleared by a court on criminal charges of 'sending malicious commun...

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Whilst one agency/agent is instructed by a court to pay a former player-client almost 5 MILLION euros in 'compensation', statements from Gianni Infantino in recent weeks criticising the outlay by English Premier League Clubs on agent service fees, but are these claims based on a false narrative? The Agents Angle examines the credibility of the FIFA president's comments, in particular the seemingly unjustified claims tha...

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The football agent world remains largely confused on the current state of agent regulations. Yet one country that does offer some stability is France, but with that stability also comes strict laws and regulations for all agents operating in the French football market.

'The Agents Angle' is joined by Jean-Baptiste Ginies to highlight many aspects of French law and football agent regulations that agents should be aware of.

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A shocking admission on 'The Agents Angle' this week, which acknowledges the possibility of 'some' logic and 'method in the madness' of FIFA with the FFAR and the cap on agent commissions.

Could the increasing US influence on the world of football also be reflected in a changing mindset & approach from FIFA, not least the move of FIFA's agent and legal division to Miami which has led to numerous resi...

This week on 'The Agents Angle' there is a look at the subject of football agent education and professional development - from the phase of preparing for the FIFA Football Agents exam through to fine-tuning the agent skill set for a very competitive industry.

The show welcomes UEFA Academy Programme Manager Stephane Ehrhart, who takes us through the 'UEFA Player Agents Programme', which covers topics from player ide...

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***UNSCHEDULED EPISODE & EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ***

Following a week where a FIFA appeal over an injunction blocking the introduction of new football agent regulations was rejected by a court in Germany, 'The Agents Angle' presents an unscheduled bonus episode on the injunction and FIFAs failed appeal over the FFAR (FIFA Football Agent Regulations).

Bringing you an exclusive interview with Michael Frank, one of the agents...

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'The Agents Angle' is joined in this episode by someone considered by many to be one of football's current 'super-agents', and one of the most prominent voices in the football agent world, Rafaela Pimenta.

As well as being the agent for superstar players such as Erling Haaland (of Manchester City) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (of Inter Milan), Rafaela talks to the show about 'The Football Forum', including th...

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The aspect of Player Care has evolved rapidly in football in recent times, and should be recognised as an important factor for any conscientious football agent, club and player.

Yet, what role do agents have in the provision of player care, and do agents really appreciate and understand the value of player care and the role of player liaison professionals within clubs?

'The Agents Angle' welcomes @Hugo Scheckter as this e...

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Following the recent closure of the (January) 'transfer window' in many parts of the world, a quieter 'window' than normal for many agents, 'The Agents Angle' examines - is it a case of clubs being more cautious due to various factors impacting on finances? And could it see a shift towards a more American, if not 'Feast or Famine' approach by clubs to player recruitment?

Coinciding with the closing o...

With the introduction of the new football agent license by FIFA (as part of FFAR), there are reports of players 'sacking' their agents, or 'walking away' and/or 'dissolving' existing representation agreements and contracts.

Agents are rumoured to be circling one Manchester United star of the future, and another former United player 'sacking' family members as his agents; 'The Agents Angle' e...

Mexican football has a huge following with the excitement of Liga MX and Liga MX Femenil, but what is the landscape like for football agents operating in Mexico? 'The Agents Angle' is joined by FIFA Licensed Football Agent and Sports Lawyer María García Cornejo Alvarez to share her knowledge and experiences from the Mexican Football World.

There is a look at an unsavoury incident, whereby a prominent name from the football ...

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"In this world, nothing is certain, apart from death and taxes", and the core subject for this episode is something that neither superstar players such as Cristiano Ronaldo nor football agents are immune from ........ tax !!!!. We are joined by football tax specialist Peter Fairchild, to look at the tax landscape for football agents operating in the English Premier League and the other leagues in the UK. Plus, we take a l...

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Just when agents and others in the football worldthought it was safe to think there was some certainty on FFAR (FIFA Football Agent Regulations) at least for the new transfer window, FIFA delivered a circular that has sent the football agent world into yet more confusion and bewilderment.

Yet whilst FIFA Circular #1873 has prematurely prompted celebration and euphoria for some in the football world, The Agents Angle examines if the...

As a busy year (2023) in the agent's world draws to a close, the last week has been more frenetic than ever with key meetings held and huge decisions reached on the FFAR (FIFA Football Agent Regulations), or further clarification given on past rulings.

This episode of 'The Agents Angle' examines whether there could be signs of FIFA relenting and the cap on agent commissions as part of FFAR being suspended.

The meeting o...

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With the next transfer window opening in approximately 2 weeks for many, what can be expected and how did agents rate the best and worst signings of the last window, only to be branded as 'muppets' by a pundit? Whilst one of the worlds highest profile football agents (Rafaela Pimenta) demonstrates a masterclass in how to transfer speculation and rumour when questioned by the media.

The FIFA 'BEST' Awards come to Lon...

The long awaited episode on the rapid emergence of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Pro League (SPL) as footballs new 'superpower', but why is the lauded new frontier seemingly so secretive on business and football agent matters?

On this episode the shows guest is Gad Cohen, a leading agent from the Saudi Frontier who managed the transfer of Croatian star player Marcelo Brozović from Inter Milan to Al Nassr in 2023. Gad provides ...

'The Agents Angle' can only start in one place this week, with that of the momentous ruling in England over the new FIFA Football Agent Regulations (FFAR) with the FIFA 'cap' on football agent commissions defeated once again; following a similar path to Germany and Spain.

The ruling is a relief for many, but what was the reason for an apparent delay in the 'Rule K' arbitration process that handled the dispu...

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Whilst the EU are reported by some media outlets to have supported FIFA and their plans with the FFAR (FIFA Football Agent Regulations), 'The Agents Angle' examines why this is misleading - the implications of the reported actions of some at the European Commission have led to such actions being branded as 'cowardly'. On the topic of the European Commission 'report' on FFAR, our special guest is Gregor Reite...

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