Football agent Maik Barthel has admitted he is deeply sorry for the incident which led Brentford’s Kevin Schade to drop him as his representative.
The agent has been speaking to Kicker regarding the recent series of events that led to the Brentford forward to stop working with his long-term advisor.
Schade decided to part ways with the agent after he made comments on social media regarding Union Berlin’s assistant coach Marie-Louise Eta.
The German club recently promoted Eta to the first team setup, making her the first female assistant coach in Bundesliga history, albeit on an interim basis.
He was immediately criticised for the comments and decided to delete the post, rewording it in an attempt to pull back the situation.
That was not enough for Brentford’s Schade, though, who was keen to insist that the comments did not reflect him personally and he would be stopping the working relationship as a result.
That’s a decision which Barthel regrets, insisting that he remains proud of the work done with the player before this incident.
“We were able to accompany Kevin Schade from the U15 at Energie Cottbus to becoming a national team player,” he said.
“That makes us very proud as a company. I very much regret that my inappropriate, unsuccessful, public comment has led to the end of our collaboration.
“We have spoken, and of course I accept and respect Kevin’s decision and wish him all the best in his career.”