The Secret Agent : Inside of the World of the Football Agent Paperback
'I always knew I wanted to do something in football just like I always knew I wanted to be rich.' So begins this true account from a British football agent currently working at the heart of the English game.
From mere coffee boy, to lowly scout, to multi-million pound wheeler dealer with the Big Four and the cream of the clubs in the UEFA Champions League: this book charts The Secret Agent's fast and furious progress through the dressing rooms, board rooms and bedrooms during the most recent days of the premier league.
The glamorous field of sports agents was made famous over a decade ago in the Tom Cruise film Jerry Maguire but a romantic comedy this most definitely isn't - The Secret Agent presents the somewhat darker truth that often lies behind that film's most memorable line 'SHOW ME THE MONEY!!' a witty, worrisome, fearless and occasionally heartless account of ambition, greed, and power in a cut -throat and self-obsessed world.
This book doesn't just look to lift the lid on today's EPL it tears it off and hurls it across the room. In the recent January transfer window the football world saw over 2,500 transactions take place and spending of close to $350 million - with sums like these involved it is hardly surprising that the beautiful game attracts no shortage of young men quite prepared to break the rules in order to get their share of the spoils.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 09/10/2014
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781909715240
- Paperback from £8.95