Tony Blair's son set to open his own football agency

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London, Nov. 28 (ANI): Nicky Blair, the son of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is set to establish his own football agency in partnership with a university friend.

The Oxford-educated schoolteacher already runs a computer gaming business with his housemate, 22-year-old Gabriel Moraes.

Now the pair has reportedly set themselves up as football agents.

"Nicky is discussing setting up a company to trade in footballers. He and Gabriel have got the structure of the company but so far they haven't got any footballers on their books," The Independent quoted a friend of Blair's, as saying.

Experts said that the 23 year-old Blair could cash-in on his famous surname to make inroads into the football world.

"He is from a famous background so that may open up some doors for him. But it is a free country, so good luck to him and we will see how he gets on. I would just like to wish him luck," said Willie McKay, an agent with Agent Energetics.

Blair became a teacher two years ago. He was recruited by Teach First, a charity that sends top graduates to teach in struggling schools before many of them move on to jobs in the City.

The scheme hopes graduates will learn leadership skills through spending two years in a classroom, which they can later transfer in the business sector, if they decide not to take up teaching.

Blair has been working in a West Midlands school where he earned 17,800 pounds, rising to 22,000 pounds in his second year. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, November 28, 2009, 15:25 [IST]
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