Manchester’s Giants - Comparing Man City and Man United business models

On 23 March 2017 LawInSport & Mills & Reeve will be hosting two panel discussions comparing Man City and Man United business models and discussing the role of clubs and agents in developing youth talent.



4-4.30pm – Registration

4.30-5.30pm Comparing Man City and Man United business models – How do the business models of both clubs differ - specifically focusing on talent and infrastructure investment, global commercial growth and fan engagement. 

  • Mark Hovell, Head of Sport, Mills & Reeve

  • Tim Bridge, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Sports Business Group

  • Moderator – Sean Cottrell, CEO, LawInSport

5.30-6pm – Networking

6-7pm – The role of clubs and agents in developing youth talent – How do different clubs structure their player development programs and what role, if any, do agents play in the play development plans. 

  • Matthew Buck - Director of PFA Player Management, Professional Footballers' Association

  • Dr. Serhat Yilmaz PhD, LLM - Lecturer in Sports Law, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University

  • David Unsworth - Everton Football Club, Under 23 Coach an former professional player.

  • Moderator: Steven Flynn, Barrister, St Johns Buildings

7pm onwards – networking drinks. 



This event is free for LawInSport Plus Members & Pro Manchester Members. You can register for Plus membership here for as little as £15. 

Pro Manchester members should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for the event. 

£30 for non-Plus members. To purchase your ticket you will need to register here.

Current and former professional athletes are eligible for free Plus membership and full-time students are eligible for half price Plus membership.



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Event Properties

Event Date 23-03-2017 16:00
Event End Date 23-03-2017
Individual Price £36.00
Location Mills & Reeve - Manchester

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