In the third episode of The Fan Agency’s podcast, Football Insiders, Ryan France and Sandro Forte join Gareth Roberts to talk football, finance and preparing for life after professional sport.

Ryan, alongside financial expert Sandro, advise professionals on how to manage their money and prepare for life after sport. And they have teamed up with The Fans Agency to offer their expertise to players that sign up to TFA.

Initially rejected by Sheffield Wednesday as a teenager, Ryan concentrated on education before rediscovering his love for the game with non-league Alfreton Town.

While playing for the Derbyshire club he was spotted by then Coventry City boss Gary McAllister who offered Ryan a trial and later a contract. Ryan faced a dilemma though: give up a degree two years in or turn down the chance to play professional football?

He eventually played for Hull City (in action below!) and Sheffield United, appearing in all four tiers of English football, but when injury cut short his pro days he pursued a career in finance.

Alongside Sandro, he tells of the importance of investment for professionals and the pitfalls of getting it wrong.

And they also explain why they have partnered with The Fans Agency.

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Did you listen to the first two episodes of Football Insiders? Catch up now…

Football Insiders #1: Danny Wilson
Football Insiders #2: Viv Anderson