GARETH SOUTHGATE has split from his agent Terry Byrne, according to reports.
The England manager is supposedly owed a six-figure sum by him after a failed business venture.
PAGareth Southgate will go into the Euros without an agent[/caption]
Getty Images – GettyTerry Byrne (centre) runs agency Ten10 Talent[/caption]
Claims from the Daily Mail say that Southgate served notice to Byrne as he was tired of waiting for his cash, despite him intending to pay the money back.
The agent allegedly invested funds owed to the Three Lions boss, Joe Cole and Glenn Hoddle into a £25million building in central London without their permission.
The move has been described as “disastrous”.
Southgate and Byrne have worked together for eight years.
Their partnership begun when he was appointed England Under-21s boss in 2013.
Southgate is in no rush to get a new agent and will reportedly wait until after this summer’s Euros.
The 53-year-old’s contract runs until the end of the year and he has hinted at leading England to the 2026 World Cup.
Byrne, who runs agency Ten10 Talent, begun his involvement in sport as a masseur for Chelsea and England during Hoodle’s tenure at both.
He then became David Beckham‘s personal manager in 2003 and oversaw his transfer to LA Galaxy from Real Madrid.
Byrne then co-led the relaunch of New York Cosmos before setting up Ten10 in 2011.
He supposedly also has close ties to Ashley Cole, Peter Crouch as well as Pele, prior to the latter’s death in 2022.