Stoke striker Owen will set up player management company

Stoke City striker Michael Owen has plans to enter player management when he retires this summer.

Stoke City striker Michael Owen has plans to enter player management when he retires this summer.

In a blog on his personal website former England man Owen explained: "On July 1, I propose to set up Michael Owen Management Ltd. focusing on guiding young players through their careers and offering them advice at every juncture of what can be a career full of pitfalls.

"The trading market for football players is worth more than $2billion a year, attracting agents hoping to profit from cutting deals."

Owen said he’s entering the business after seeing "so many horror stories" during his career and learning 'plenty from my own experiences."

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