Who is Kees Vos? Role of Man Utd manager’s agent explained and why ‘senior’ United figures are ‘concerned’

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Manchester United have picked up just six points from five league matches

Manchester United staff members have expressed their concern over the growing influence of Erik Ten Hag’s agent Kees Vos, according to reports.

The 20-time champions have started the season in disastrous fashion with three defeats from their opening five league games and headlines in recent weeks have been dominated by Ten Hag’s fall out with England international Jadon Sancho.

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This dismal start was exacerbated by last weekend’s 3-1 home defeat to Brighton and the Red Devils are currently languishing in 13th position.

Man Utd’s recruitment model has been heavily criticised in recent years and the Daily Mail reports that senior figures within the club are sceptical of Ten Hag’s agent Kees Vos and his involvement with the club’s transfers.

Vos’s Sports Entertainment Group (SEG) are believed to be the go-to agency in negotiating player signings and sales at Old Trafford, while they also offer the club advice in the transfer market.

Ten Hag’s son Nigel works for the agency as an analyst, which shows the manager’s close links to SEG.

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The Red Devils previously worked with SEG when signing Robin Van Persie (2012) and Memphis Depay (2015).But they rarely worked with Man Utd until the arrival of Erik Ten Hag from Ajax.

SEG were heavily involved in the summer transfer window as Man Utd bolstered their squad with over £178m worth of talent.

The agency represent new recruit Rasmus Hojlund and helped him to complete his move to Old Trafford from Atlanta. They also worked closely with Sofyan Amrabat and helped to negotiate the loan deal for Man Utd.

SEG also signed former United youngster Zidane Iqbal in June, just two months before his departure to Dutch outfit Utrecht.

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SEG’s growing influence at Man Utd has reportedly made a number of other agents unhappy as they claim they are missing out on potential deals due to the links to Ten Hag.

Other figures at Old Trafford are much more relaxed about the situation and they believe it is normal for top clubs to have strong ties with certain agencies.

Vos founded agency SEG boast over 600 clients and they were involved in over 300 transfers during the summer window, according to The Sun.

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