"I'm going to do right by the players" - Stephen Hunt discusses becoming a player representative

Hunt joined Ger and the lads on tonight's Off The Ball

BY Cian Roche 21:19 Thursday 14 July 2016, 21:19 14 Jul 2016

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It may not be at the level of super-agent stuff like Jorge Mendes, but Stephen Hunt insists he is determined that he will do right by the players he represents.

Speaking on tonight's Off The Ball, the former Ireland international talked about the relationships players have with clubs and what he hopes to achieve in the coming years.

"I refuse to mention the word agent but I've started representing players and looking after players at all different ages," he explained. "I'm just trying to do right by them and do it the right way.

"I went to the Kennedy Cup to scout players not too long ago and just to have a look and grow my database of players. I've been going to a lot of games from January onward and see who I like. I don't want to represent players that I don't like, you can't be that arrogant to say you can. you need to see what you like in a player and represent them on that."

Hunt pointed out that the age to scouting players is getting younger and younger, so it's imperative to research on with as many youth players as possible.

"That's the game these days. I don't necessarily want to go near that age but if I don't somebody else will so I have to make sure I'm looking after the right players and working with the parents is an important part of it too.

"I've already touched base with a couple of Dutch clubs and said 'I've got a couple of good young Irish players. What do you think about having a look at them?'. Just to get their knowledge as well and that it's not just young ages either." 

You can listen to tonight's full discussion on Off The Ball by clicking the podcast below.


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