Oyston has no agent issues

Despite not paying any agent fees last season, Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston insists he would if needed.

Last Updated: 07/09/13 at 19:32 Post Comment

Karl Oyston: Would use agents if needed

Karl Oyston: Would use agents if needed

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Football League published the list of agents fees paid by every Football League club and Blackpool were one of a handful in the country not to pay anything - and the only in the Championship.

But Oyston insists it is not a matter of Blackpool looking to avoid paying.

"I have no issue with paying agents who do a good job in bringing their clients to our club," he told The Blackpool Gazette.

"A number of agents have fees agreed with us for modest payments, but only if we are promoted and their client has played in half the games.

"There's a bit of a myth that I'm totally against paying agent fees - I'm not.

"Often the agents don't even turn up. They just sit in their offices in London and try to bully us into paying £50,000 or £100,000 for signing a player. Usually there are 10 or 15 other players we can sign who don't come with the agent's fee. It's about getting value for money.

"At Blackpool we want to empower Paul Ince to get the best out of his squad. We do that by giving people positive incentives to play well and then be rewarded.

"It works both ways. It's good for us but it's also good for the players, who know that if they work hard and we do well, they will be rewarded.

"Other clubs may well have some players who work hard and do well, yet other players who contribute little, if anything, get the same."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City live on bumper 2015/16 opening weekend

Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively live on Sky Sports, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City also on bumper opening bill.

Skrtel and Allen to sign new Liverpool deals

Martin Skrtel is reported to have agreed a new three-year Liverpool contract and could soon be followed in putting pen to paper by Joe Allen.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company