We are pleased to announce Tony Asghar as part of our keynote panel at the Future Football conference on the 30 November 2016 at FC United. Tony joins us within an informal environment for one of our keynote contributors – Owen Gibson, Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, and our chair, Dr Peter Millward (Reader in Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University) to provide keys insights from industry. Unfortunately, Andrew Jennings has had to withdraw. A The intention is to develop critical debate on key industry issues and to create a dialogue between practitioners and researchers. The discussion will aim to shed insight on the realities of high profile football issues including governance, human rights, corruption and the future for football and football research.
To join the conference, all the links and information can be found here.
Tony Asghar has worked in the football industry for the past 18 years as a player agent, FIFA match agent and executive consultant to elite global football clubs and managers in a range of consultancy services. Highlights include organising pre- season tours for EPL, LA Liga and Serie A teams not only in Europe but also in USA, Australia and Asia as well as the recruiting of managers in the EPL, Championship and abroad.
Having spent his early professional career (20 years) in Law enforcement with Strathclyde Police Force and working in intelligence and operations units within Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency he was tasked to infiltrate and disrupt organised crime groups throughout Europe.
As an advisor and lecturer on the UEFA Pro coaching Licence course held by the Scottish Football Association and the NSCAA at their annual coach’s convention, Tony has provided advice on numerous aspects of the game. He also regularly represents a number of clubs who have qualified for UEFA competition and he is an advisor to clubs during their time within the tournament which includes representing the clubs at the UEFA draw at UEFA HQ in Nyon.
Tony has built a considerable knowledge base relating to high performance in sport organisations. Having worked in the industry over a long period of time, he has observed a number of changes in the industry and has advised numerous clubs on how to anticipate and adapt to these changes, with his own company now operation offices in Barcelona, Ostrava and Perth Australia his global network and ability to cross international boundaries in various aspects of football is utilised by clients (players and clubs). Tony has brokered international cross border transfers to countries such as Australia, USA, India and Kazakhstan to name a few. Currently he is working within the emerging markets USA, China and India
Tony is currently studying a Masters’ Degree in Sports Directorship which has enabled him to study extensively the use of Neuroscience in sport as well as the use of culture and DNA in high performance organisations and his new company Revolution Global Sports Consulting has allowed him to create an elite set of consultants from the higher echelons of sport and performance from clubs and associations such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton, Athletico Madrid, the British and Irish Lions and Formula 1. This company is currently advising clb owners and board members how to create success culture and performance within their organisation
In 2015 Tony was nominated with 5 other persons as Scottish Businessman of the year at the Scottish Asian business awards
Please find below some of his references from football.
“I’ve known Tony Asghar for more years than I care to remember and have always found him and his company to be professional and trustworthy when providing an exceptional service for training camps, scouting and player assistance” – Archie Knox Ex Manchester United, Glasgow Rangers, Motherwell and Aberdeen FC Assistant manager.
“Over the years all my dealings with Tony Asghar have confirmed that he is the ultimate professional, personable and thoroughly reliable. He possesses a fine knowledge of the game and represents his clients admirably.Whether he be a player in contract negotiations or a Club organising a training camp or having involvement in European competition. I recommend Mr Asghar without reservation.” Craig Brown CBE ex Scotland National Team manager, Motherwell and Aberdeen FC
“I have always been very happy and satisfied when dealing with Tony and impressed with the assistance and help of Revolution Sports Management” – Stuart McCall Manager Bardford City FC, ex Motherwell FC and assistant manager Scotland National Team
“I have worked with Tony Asghar for a number of years and found him to be a great source of advice and assistance in my career path to date. His knowledge and contacts throughout the game are excellent” – Neil Macdonald ex West Ham United FC assistant manager
“I am happy to say good things about Tony Asghar and Revolution Sports Management they are a company who I am happy to work with.” Jose Luis Caminero, Athletico Madrid Sporting Director
I have used Tony Asghar and Revolution Sports Management for training camps and for personal agency work and his commitment and work ethic is invaluable – Ivan Hasek – Ex Czech National Team manager and Qatar SC manager.