Main roles and duties of a football agent include:
- Career management
- Transfer negotiation
- Contract negotiation
- Financial planning
- Sponsorship and marketing opportunities
- Public relations
- Disciplinary issues
- Welfare advice – cars, housing, banking, investment, etc.
Broadly speaking, the role of the football agent is to look after every aspect of their clients career, to allow the player to concentrate on playing football.
Initially the role of the football agent is to negotiate employment and endorsement deals for their player. The agent’s workload is at its highest when their client moves clubs.
The agent will take a cut (usually 5%) from a player’s wages.
No deduction should be taken from youth players wages
In addition to finding sources of income, agents often handle public relations matters for their clients. They work closely with them to promote themselves as a product and in turn to make money.