In the eleventh edition of the Well Balling Podcast Kyle Andrews interviews Luca Ramon - a football agent (or "FA registered intermediary") - about his thoughts on the role of agents, particularly with reference to younger players.
Luca Ramon stresses the value of developing long term relationships:
"most football agents are actually major parts of their players' lives"
"it is an all-encompassing, multi-disciplinary role....you have to guide these young individuals in all aspects of life. What impacts their careers most is what is going on outside of football"
"You are protecting the interests of your client against those of multi million pound businesses"
"You've been on the end of the phone to their parents who go through all the emotions"