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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Oct 4, 2019

I think you'd have a good shot at a lower-tier MM club (think Sevilla, Everton, Leicester) but you'll have to network hard for on-cycle tryouts if you want any of the megaclubs (think Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG).

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Oct 4, 2019

Is PSG considered a prestigious BB? I thought they just use their balance sheet to get deals but no one actually wants to be there

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Oct 4, 2019

PSG is more like the Softbank Vision Fund, lots of money, but poorly managed, getting terrible results for the amount invested and likely won't be around much longer

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Oct 4, 2019

Think you'd have to be in a top group like GS TMT/FIG or PJT RX to not get pigeonholed - maybe try looking at Atletico or one of the middle-market teams like Villarreal.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Oct 4, 2019

There's also this shitty low-tier club called Liverpool or something OP might want to look into. Haven't gotten any big domestic engagements in decades, but heard the culture and teamwork is great (something about never walking alone)

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Oct 4, 2019

Facts, but Salah and Mane are still top-bucket.

Oct 4, 2019

The industry you're trying to lateral into has nothing to do with hard skills and knowledge. You know how the legends like Ronaldo, Alex Morgan, and Alex Hunter get to success? Connections. They were just lucky to be born into a family that knew a few people to get them on the roster. That's why some of the best soccer players from South America and India CONSISTENTLY get overlooked because the system is so rigged and fucked.

You want to get in? Stop practicing on the field and start networking like hell. If you can't get in touch with the coaches work through connecting with the lower levels on LinkedIn. From there, it's all show. Good lic

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Oct 4, 2019

Whoooooosh

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Oct 5, 2019

Only top feeder groups like Ajax FIG and La Masia TMT will allow you to recruit for a top PE like Real Madrid.

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  • Summer Associate in IB-M&A
Oct 5, 2019

As an actually serious Response to this post, OP should look at Ed Woodward.

He was in audit at PWC before moving to IB at JPM where he sold Man U to the glazers.

This is actually a career path I have looked at, as realistically these businesses (soccer clubs) are sub $500m revenue companies and therefore not impossible to become CEO of

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Oct 7, 2019

I thought Woodward was on the buyside of the deal though?

Oct 7, 2019

nope. he advised the deal. The Glazers hired him to work at United after that.

Oct 7, 2019

Maybe @CreditMadrid and @CreditMunich can help you out.

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Oct 7, 2019

I heard Barcelona and man city are having gatorade chats next week, you might want to slide thru. They only mess with fruit punch and orange drinkers, lemon lime people are looked down upon.

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Oct 8, 2019
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