A sports company affiliated with Daniel Kinahan announced today that it has established a football agency and will manage the business affairs of professional football players.
MTK Global, a boxing advertising company, previously said it had severed ties with Daniel Kinahan but admitted earlier this year that Kinahan is still providing “personal advice” to some of the boxers the company manages.
Daniel Kinahan has been identified in the High Court as a senior organized crime figure, and the controller and manager of the Kinahan organized crime group, implicated in international drug and arms trafficking and “execution-style murders” according to the Special Criminal Court.
MTK’s boxers include WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, who publicly thanked Kinahan for his role in organizing the upcoming multi-million dollar world title between him and WBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, who would unify the world titles.
MTK Global was founded after the death of MGM, the boxing advertising company founded by Kinahan, which was disbanded after the murder of Dublin gangster David Byrne at its event at the Regency Hotel in Dublin.
The 2016 murder escalated the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan feud, which has cost 18 lives to date.
MTK Global also announced last summer that it had partnered with Kinahan after being appointed Special Advisor to KHK Sports, led in 2015 by His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, fifth son of King Hamad, ruler of Bahrain, was founded.
KHK ended its relationship with Kinahan five days later after public and political criticism and representations by Irish diplomats in the Middle East.
Today MTK Global announced that in addition to managing boxers, it will also manage soccer players.
Football agents negotiate contracts and transfers between clubs on behalf of the players.
MTK says its new business will be “faced” by 36-year-old agent Danny Vincent, whom the company said previously brokered business.
“Our priority is looking after the footballers on and off the pitch,” Vincent said today.
In a statement on the BBC’s Panorama program earlier this month, MTK Global said Daniel Kinahan “never owned, controlled or worked for MTK Global.”