DIRECTOR OF NVA entertainment Chris Nathaniel will be at Coventry Conversations on Friday to talk about managing the likes of Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Robinho and Usain Bolt.
He represents some of the biggest names in football including the newly appointed England Captain Rio Ferdinand and former England captain John Terry. He will be giving a talk entitled ‘Managing Rio Ferdinand and others’ where he will be asked about Rio’s captaincy and the ongoing media circus that is John Terry’s career.
The NVA entertainment group and it’s clients have had significant coverage over the last couple of weeks other than the allegations about John Terry’s private life and Rio Ferdinand becoming the new England captain. The group has also just lost a £300,000 legal case against former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins.
NVA sued the striker for £300,000 in fees after Obafemi claimed that promises of business links with rap star P Diddy “dazzled” him into signing the deal.
The case was dismissed on the grounds that the judge was unconvinced that Mr Martins had ever agreed to hand over 20% of his sponsorship rights and that he was unclear in what way the organization had helped Mr Martins career. Judge Richard Seymour, who resided over the case, was also highly critical of evidence NVA Management Ltd had put together.
Chris will be reflecting on a challenging start to 2010 and what takes to manage globally famous sports stars worth millions.
The talk is at 1pm in Room ETG 34 of the Ellen Terry Building Jordan Well, Coventry city centre.