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Lee Clark, Birmingham manager, backs up David Sullivan"s agent violence claims

Birmingham boss Clark backs up Sullivan's agent violence claims and calls for change

By
Neil Moxley

PUBLISHED:

19:20 GMT, 3 February 2013

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UPDATED:

19:22 GMT, 3 February 2013

SCAVENGERS!

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

Change: Lee Clark believes the current agent system needs to be looked at

GANG WARFARE!

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

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.'

Amir Khan fights armed gang in attempted ambush

'They got dropped one by one!' How Khan fought back after armed gang ambushed boxer and his brother

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UPDATED:

09:46 GMT, 9 October 2012

Ambush: An armed gang tried to steal Khan's Range Rover

Ambush: An armed gang tried to steal Khan's Range Rover in the early hours of Monday

Amir Khan was forced to call upon the skills that make him a former world champion after an armed gang ambushed the British boxer.

It's been reported that the 25-year old and his brother Haroon, 20, were caught up in a street brawl in the early hours of Monday morning as up to six armed gang members attempted to steal Khan's 100,000 Range Rover.

And despite trying to block the duo's path by using a 4×4, Khan and his brother fought back before fleeing from the scene in Birmignham.

An onlooker is quoted in The Sun as saying: 'These guys tried to jump Amir and his brother but they picked on the wrong blokes.

'They parked their car in front of the Range Rover. At least one had a cosh. One slapped Amir and clipped him on the lip but Amir pulled back and knocked him out cold.

'Then five of them went for Amir and Haroon – but they stood their ground and these guys got dropped one by one. They left these men with cuts and bruises but all they were doing was defending their property.'

A police spokesman confirmed they had been called to the scene after reports of a fight but said nobody came forward about the incident.