Bentley Sports Group & Wilbury Sports have merged this aspect of the business to bring together two individuals whose endless experience, expertise, top level recruitment knowledge, World Class playing knowledge all add up to a cutting-edge insight into all things it takes to make it to the top level.
Yakubu Ayegbeni is still one of top players to have graced the English Premier League whilst playing for Portsmouth, Middlesbro & Everton he was consistently in the top 10 scorers list add to that a fine return of 21 goals in 57 games as a full international for Nigeria.
His experience of League around the world is still fresh having played in Nigeria, Israel, Portugal, Turkey, China and of course the EPL.
His journey took him from playing bare feet in his hometown of Benin in Nigeria to scoring nearly 100 Premier League goals and to the 2010 World Cup where again he was on the score sheet. That takes some doing and he can pass those experiences and that desire on to future stars and young players of today.
What a privilege and advantage it will be to be able to pick the brains of one of the EPLs top players and we can make that happen.
Helping the Yak in the venture Neil Sillett can also provide all our players with his vast experience and Worldwide football knowledge. Having worked as a Technical Director, Senior & National Scout, Head of academy recruitment, team manager, coach, physio and player Sill has a ‘Yoda’ type knowledge of the beautiful game.
Heavily involved with his Dad when Coventry City won their only major trophy in the 80’s again at Portsmouth and Derby County through the 90’s as an agent in the 00’s and recently filling scouting and recruitment roles with Puerto Rico, Scotland & the Costa Rican National Team including opposing team analytics in the lead up to the ‘Tico’s 2014 World Cup campaign.
He has also filled recruitment positions at Aston Villa, Portsmouth and most recently with Brighton it’s obvious he is highly respected in the game.
A third generation Sillett to have been involved in the game at the highest level ‘Sill’s ‘contact book will benefit all those that come under his tutelage.
As well as holding coaching and medical certificates he is one of few that now holds the FA Talent ID Level’s 1,2 & 3 qualifications.
What you will get from ‘The Yak’ and ‘Sill’ is a thoroughly professional, humble & honest working relationship that will without doubt be beneficial in assisting any player through his or her professional career.