Anglian partners with Legion Football Advisory to bring David James to India

18 June 2014

davidjamesAs part of tie-up, ex-England National Team Goalkeeper, World Cup star, and Legion client David James to Participate in Upcoming Indian Super League

New Delhi / London, June 12, 2014:  Anglian Management Group, the sports management arm of the Anglian Omega Network, has announced a partnership with Legion Football Advisory, the leading football advisory firm based in the UK. Under the partnership, Anglian and Legion will work together to help advise Indian Super League (“ISL”) and I-League clubs as well as work with players, coaches, organizational staff and other business entities that happen to be involved in the sport.

Legion’s team is one of the most respected in the footballing world having worked with The FA, as well as clubs like Manchester United FC, Manchester City FC, Liverpool FC, and Fulham FC.  They have represented over 100 professional players including Phil Jones, Theo Walcott, Fabrice Muamba, Ryan Bertrand, and David James.  They have also worked with world-renowned coaches and technical directors such as ex-England national team coach Steve McClaren and Eduardo Macia of AS Fiorentina.

As part of the tie-up, ex-England National goalkeeper, World Cup star, and Legion client David James has expressed his desire to participate in the ISL and to help build up Indian football by providing his expertise and knowledge to current national team players as well as to up-and-coming goalkeepers.

Dhruv Ratra, CEO, Anglian Omega Network says, “We have been working towards the development of Indian football by creating a pipeline for exchange of talent between India and Europe and are very excited regarding this new initiative with Legion which we hope will infuse European Footballing expertise into India. Legion has a proven track-record in working with multiple organizations and people to raise the standard of the sport, first in the UK and then across Europe. Their inside knowledge of the sport from youth to the professional game as well as their established relationships will prove invaluable to clubs and players in India, which are only just starting to professionalize operations.”

Colin Gordon, Director of Legion, had this to say: “We are very proud and happy with our new partnership with Anglian. Having been intimately connected with the recent revolution and professionalization of the sport in the UK over the past 20 years and then in Europe, we are excited to put our experiences to good use in a country such as India which is on the cusp of reaching a new level.

Fellow Director, John Colquhoun added, ‘With the I-League going from strength to strength, the new and exciting ISL set to begin later this year, and the Under 17 World Cup coming to the country in 2017, India is poised to improve its game significantly over the next few years. In Anglian we found the perfect partner to achieve our goals of connecting and working with Indian entities who are committed to the success of the sport.”