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Agent to Jack Grealish is banned for three months

A top football agent – whose stable includes West Midlands star Jack Grealish – has been suspended for three months and fined £50,000 by the Football Association.

Jack Grealish, who penned a new deal last week, at Villa Park.
Jack Grealish, who penned a new deal last week, at Villa Park.

David Manasseh was accused by the FA of trying to sign an underage player to his agency.

He runs the Stellar Group, which represents global stars like Gareth Bale, Kieran Trippier, Luke Shaw and Jordan Pickford – as well as a host of West Midlands players, including Jack Grealish, Benik Afobe, Kyle Bartley and Conor Hourihane.

The managing director of Stellar is alleged to have entered into a contract to represent an unnamed player who was under the age of 16. Manasseh denied the charge, but it was found proven at a hearing.

An FA statement read: “Registered intermediary David Manasseh has been suspended from all intermediary activity, commencing today (October 1, 2018) running up to and including December 31, 2018, and fined £50,000 for misconduct relating to intermediary activity.”

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