Sports agent Mino Raiola insists that FIFA is unnecessary.
“I think FIFA should not exist. My dream, and hopefully I live to see it, is to see a new football system, a more honest system and industry,” Raiola told The Athletic.
Further, Raiola insists that FIFA is unnecessary: “It’s an old system.”
FIFA wants to defend football’s reputation by introducing a commission ceiling and a licensing scheme.
The Sport Stakeholders Committee and the FIFA Council may fully overhaul the existing football business model. As part of this, they intend to implement new agent and player reforms.
All this has Raiola fuming.
About the many charges faced by FIFA management, he said: “When you have scandals every year, it’s not a coincidence anymore. It’s a pattern, it’s part of your DNA, it’s because your organisation is what it is. So the big question today in 2021 is: what is the sense of having FIFA?”
Also, Raiolo “cannot believe that an organization that has people in jail needs to control my business.”
“I cannot accept that an organisation that has people in jail wants to regulate my life and my business,” he continued. “I will not accept it.”
He added: “I will not accept they are my boss. I will not accept that they want to regulate things in a way that is not logical, not honest, and against my principles. I will fight for the rights of the players because they want to take away the power of the player. And I will not accept that. I never did, and I never will.”