On April 1st, 2015 the business perspective of the worlds most beloved game changed forever.
Throughout the history of modern football, agents - the glue that holds the transfer market together - were a small, select and exclusive group kept that way by barriers prohibiting the general public from joining their profit making ranks. Boundaries such as £100,000 bonds and grueling exams failed by doctors and lawyers worldwide were the norm.
However on that day in 2015 FIFA decided to rip up the rule book, now to become an agent (officially renamed intermediary) all that is required by aspiring candidates is registration with their local FA and possible payment of a small fee. The industry is now open to anyone and everyone with the will to join it.
However there is still one barrier in place for potential intermediaries - Knowledge. A successful career in this elusive industry can only be achieved if you have the adequate knowledge of all of the intricacies and processes of the life and work of an intermediary. Knowledge that until now was heavily guarded.
This is where The Football Intermediary Certificate steps in...
Complete the innovative online e-learning course, gaining all the knowledge necessary to become an intermediary
This high quality course, written by John Viola & Phil McTaggart, (both world leading football intermediaries) is the most unique and up to date programme which not only teaches you all the essential elements of how to begin your new full or part-time career as a football intermediary, it also provides you direct access to John, Phil and their team who will provide you with priceless live mentoring for the duration of your studies.
Once you have completed the course you will have the invaluable chance to fill at an application form that could see you getting a job interview with John & Phil or a recommendation to one of their worldwide colleagues.
John & Phil have over 40 years’ experience working as football intermediaries. During their time, they have seen the sport undertake a remarkable change. They have handled the transfers and commercial deals of some of the world’s most popular players including Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and Christian Karembeu, dealing with clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Valencia, Monaco, Celtic, Rangers and Boca Juniors among many more.
Since the door has opened for anyone to potentially become a football intermediary they wanted to take this opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with the aim of educating people about how this remarkable industry really works and what is required to make a success of it.
All whilst doing their bit to ensure that this new influx into the industry of fresh talent is properly trained and prepared to operate in the industry in an honest and professional manner.
The course is delivered fully online and can be studied on any internet enabled device. It has 15 modules which go through all the aspects of the curriculum. At the end of each module all the key learning points are reinforced and followed by a short assessment.
Every learner has access to a mentoring service called Mentor+ where contact via the system can be made with John & Phil and their team to assist the learner with any aspect of the course.
The platform will also provide learners with access to additional videos, webinars and material which will supplement their knowledge.