Football

Jonathan Walters Has Altruistic Reasons For Considering Football Agent Move

Jonathan Walters Has Altruistic Reasons For Considering Football Agent Move

Jonathan Walters says that he will consider becoming a football agent now that his playing career is over.

The 35-year-old announced his retirement from football last week due to an Achilles injury.

"I'll take a variety of routes and see which path is the right one to go down," Walters told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"I've got involved with media work over the past year or so and really enjoyed that because you can give your perspective on football."

The former Ireland international will also begin taking coaching courses. If he does go down the football agent avenue, it will not be to make money.

"A different route is an agency. The agent who looks after me is an ex-player. He went into it looking after four of five players maximum, and he said to me if I fancied it when I finished I could help him out and he'd teach me. That interests me, because I wouldn't be doing it for a financial reason.

Advertisement

"I've been clever with my finances down the year and it's not something that I need, I'd do it to look after people and guide them in the way I've looked after myself during my career.

"I've always done things my own way, and done it the right way."

Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

See Also: Mick McCarthy Outlines His Unique Way Of Dealing With Saipan Questions

PJ Browne
Article written by

You may also like