Nepotism at Football

For a moment let’s forget that football represents a sport and is only seen as a business, a fact that is evident in today’s society since few are left “for the love of art”.

Let us then consider all the agents involved in this ecosystem: clubs, leagues, representation and image agencies, federations, etc. Their objective, therefore, will be to maximize their income while reducing their expenses to finally obtain an economic return. In order to do this, I want to believe that they will need the best professionals in each field to take the lead and apply best practices in their respective sections.

Let’s take a look, for example, at the organization chart of several clubs. Certain surnames quickly come to light.

It is the same way when we look at the most promising stars. With a few exceptions, the surnames of his agents are also known: the brother of an active footballer, the wife of a former footballer, a close friend of a manager. . . and so on and so forth.

I wonder if all these individuals are properly trained or are there by the face. Some, perhaps, have been presented with an irrefutable opportunity and have taken it upon themselves to seize it. However, the vast majority are held in place by who they are.

They have been lucky enough to find themselves in a booming economy, mainly due to broadcasting rights, which have filled their pockets. However, once the economy returns to a rational stability (even more after the current situation), with a much more prepared and fierce competition, we will see if they remain on the throne. Blood ties cannot prevail over formation.

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