Paul Mitchell

Sporting Director. AS Monaco, RB Leipzig, Tottenham Hotspur & Southampton

Haydn and his team excel in helping manage the navigation of complex contract negotiations. I’ve entrusted them to support me in my discussions during my club transitions, and they’ve consistently proven to be trustworthy, thorough, and reliable. Your contract is secure with Haydn.

David Platt

England, Manchester City, Arsenal, Juventus & Sampdoria

The world of football contracts continues to change both in terms of size and complexity. Haydn stays at the forefront of this, applying innovation in the entry and looking beyond the often expected ‘marriage being eternal’. He covers both sides seamlessly, for all parties.

Polly Bancroft

Polly Bancroft

Head of women’s football at Manchester United

Haydn was recommended to me as someone with highly relevant football expertise. He was fast, available, professional and drew on the appropriate expertise as and when it was needed. I wouldn’t hesitate in working with him again.

Nedum Onuoha

Nedum Onuoha

Sports Analyst at ESPN, Manchester City, Queens Park Rangers

Haydn is a top-class professional and someone I trust within the world of football. This is because he always brings integrity and a can-do attitude to any and every situation no matter the complexity. He understands people’s needs and no matter the circumstance, thinks creatively to deliver a positive outcome.

Alistair Mackintosh

Alistair Mackintosh

CEO Fulham FC & previously Manchester City FC

For more than two decades, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, working alongside, and placing my trust in Haydn. Beyond his in-depth football knowledge, it’s Haydn’s warmth, honesty, and integrity that set him apart. He not only gets the job done but does so with a genuine, approachable warmth that makes working with him a pleasure.

Mark Sertori

Mark Sertori

Head of Player Performance & Medical – Burnley FC and previously at Manchester City FC & England

I’ve known Haydn for 15 years, and my trust in him is absolute. During my most recent transition, he and his team managed the process seamlessly, giving me peace of mind that my contract was in the right hands. I can’t recommend him highly enough for his expertise and professionalism throughout the entire experience.

Owen Hargreaves

Bayern Munich, England & Manchester United

I’ve known, worked and trusted Haydn for over 10 years. He is trustworthy, extremely thorough and reliable.

Robin Sadler

Robin Sadler

Head of Physiotherapy at Manchester United and previously - Manchester City & Derby County

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Haydn for the past 8 years. His profound industry knowledge and genuine human approach set him apart. Haydn adeptly chooses the right legal advisors tailored to my needs. With Haydn’s excellent project management, I experienced peace of mind, knowing my situation was handled professionally, respectfully, and realistically. I wholeheartedly recommend Haydn.

Richard Millington

Richard Millington

Partner at Shoosmiths

Haydn, thanks for all your efforts creating and leading Elite Advisory. Your human touch and business sense will mean you will absolutely deliver always!

Laurence Stewart

Laurence Stewart

Chelsea FC Sporting Director

Haydn and his outstanding team have been instrumental in guiding me through transitions from Red Bull to AS Monaco and Chelsea. Their expertise in contract negotiations ensured a smooth and successful journey through these transitions.

Gareth Jennings

Gareth Jennings

Technical Director - UAE Pro League

I have had the pleasure of working with Haydn in a professional capacity through the Association of Sporting Directors and also through Teamworks. He is extremely professional and diligent in his work and offers outstanding support. I would have no hesitation in recommending Haydn to colleagues and businesses across the sport sectors and the wider executive world. He is also a very genuine and honest character and it has been a pleasure to form a friendship with him over the last number of years.

Simon Cliff

Simon Cliff

Group General Counsel - City Football Group

I have known and worked with Haydn for many years, both within the same organisation (Man City) and since he has moved on. In football, what shines through is Haydn’s charisma and knowledge of both the operational and commercial aspects of the industry. His seamless blending of these skills yields exceptional results, making him a true standout professional.

Beyond his expertise, Haydn’s amiable nature and willingness to lend a helping hand make him a pleasure to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a consummate professional in the football industry. Engaging with Haydn will undoubtedly be a refined and rewarding experience.

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