Birmingham boss Clark backs up Sullivan's agent violence claims and calls for change
19:20 GMT, 3 February 2013
19:22 GMT, 3 February 2013
Read David Sullivan's shockingly revealing interview HERE
Lee Clark has added his voice to that of West Ham owner David Sullivan in asking for the issue of players' agents to be looked at.
Birmingham City's boss gave his backing to the claims made by the Hammers' owner that he had felt threatened after a number of deals last week fell through.
Sullivan said he was unsure which representatives were acting for which players as he attempted to push through signings.
Change: Lee Clark believes the current agent system needs to be looked at
Read Harry Redknapp's verdict on the behaviour of agents HERE
And Clark, who was also on the defensive as he fielded questions about Birmingham's playing staff that the club needed to be off-loaded to meet cash issues, said something needed to be done.
He said: 'I read what David Sullivan had to say about agents and I agreed with him.
'We have had deals in place this week and there have been seven or eight people trying to jump in on them.'
Shocking: West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan said he was threatened by an agent during the January transfer window
He added: 'I don't know how it happens – perhaps a player says to a friend that he's getting a move and whether they'd like to earn a few quid – but it's getting so difficult to do them.
'Half the time you don't have a clue who actually represents these players.
'What I'd like to see is the player's representative actually listed with the Football Association. That way, it's transparent, it can be checked and everyone knows where they stand.
'Getting agents registered was supposed to solve the problem. It's not solved anything as far as I can see. It needs looking at.'