The highly publicized case of Viborg FF and Bernio Verhagen is bad for agentbranchen, believes John Sivebæk.
An outlandish case culminated this week in the Viborg FF, which abolished the contract with Bernio Verhagen and filed a notification to the police about the fraud.
Viborg accused Verhagen for having led the club behind the face. The royal club felt like a victim of serious crime in a larger scam, the bogus agents, forgery, and identity theft.
the Club recognises that it had made an agreement with Verhagen without having seen the dutchman play.
John Sivebæk, who has worked in the agentbranchen for many years and have a company, that advises the players, is upset the case.
- The case is unfortunate in many ways. It is not the least unfortunate for our industry that such a thing could take place. Regardless of whether he is a fake player, or he has released for a, he is not.
People get the impression that it is the way it is carried out on. And I can only refute. I have not experienced it here, " says John Sivebæk.
In Viborg plays Christian Sivebæk, as is John Sivebæks son, but it does not change anything in relation to the criticism from the former european champion.
- If you have a player in your binoculars, then I go out from that, you examine what it is for a player. It had not taken many minutes to find out that Verhagen does not have the game anywhere.
He has never seen a club have made an agreement with a sight unseen play.
- It is an example of, that you must be very aware of the things you are being offered. We are also exposed to many other agents, who come and say they have as good of a player, and whether we can help them find a club.
- It keeps us from just, because it is not transparent, and it is not to know what lies behind, explains John Sivebæk.
He calls The Verhagen-case of a horrific scenario for the soccer ball in many ways, and he hopes that everyone has learned of the case.
- It is unfortunate if people get a perception of the industry, we are moving, is such a with the peddle, people cheating each other, and that you have no moral code.
- But I know how serious we are in our everyday lives. We're trying to do it the right way, from the rules we must work under, " says John Sivebæk.
Ritzau has on Friday been in contact with Viborg, but no one from the management wants to comment on the criticism.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 29 November 2019, 12:00