A licensed Football Intermediary and qualified Lawyer, Xabier de Beristain Humphrey has taken part in some of the biggest transactions in the football industry. His lengthy CV includes being part of the legal team that represented the Glazer’s in the takeover of Manchester United, representing World Cup and European Championship winners as well as Premier League Players of the Year. He has also advised a number of top internationals including Kepa Arrizabalaga on his move to Chelsea – which still stands as the highest transfer fee in Premier League history.
Xabi founded the sports agency DBW Global over a decade ago, providing Intermediary and legal services to clients in rugby, boxing and other sports but football has always remained his main passion. Whether he’s helping Intermediaries to develop as part of the programme, or offering comprehensive advice to his refined list of clients, Xabi has vast experience in helping people to reach their goals within this popular industry.
Ashley is the Programme Manager for the Football Intermediary Professional Programme. His role includes handling all inquiries for the course, providing tutor support, and hosting & managing live online and in-class events.
He has a broad background in football having played semi-professionally, coached, and achieved scouting qualifications. Ashley’s degree in journalism and keen interest in football has enabled him to forge a path into football writing for various blogs and wide-reaching international publications. Ashley’s footballing pedigree has also led to a role working with DBW Global, working in player liaison and scouting in the South East region.