English League votes for new Player Agent rules

English Football League clubs have voted to introduce a raft of new measures to tighten up the rules on players´ agents. The clubs are to ban ´dual representation´ - the practice where an single agent represents both a player and a club in a transfer deal - and players will be responsible for paying their own agents rather than presenting the bill to their clubs. Agents will also need a formal agreement to represent players, and clubs employing agents will be required to have similar arrangements in place. Additionally, clubs have voted to establish a ‘Register of Interests’ in which club officials must disclose to the League any interest or influence they have in the business of an agent. The new rules were agreed at the Football League´s annual general meeting held in the Algarve, Portugal.