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Former Fenerbahce sporting director arrested over ‘fake agent’ investigation

Former Fenerbahce sporting director arrested over 'fake agent' investigation Comolli signs official contract, Istanbul, June 13, 2018 (AA Photo)
By Newsroom
Jul 11, 2024 4:31 PM

Damien Comolli, who was Turkish businessman Ali Koc’s first sporting director at Fenerbahce, has been arrested in France as part of an ongoing investigation into a “fake agent” scheme.

Comolli, who has been the president of the French club Toulouse for the past four years, was arrested along with John Valovic-Galtier, the adopted son of former Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (PSG) manager Christophe Galtier, under the same investigation.

Last summer, Christophe Galtier’s other son, Jordan Galtier, was appointed as an assistant coach at Toulouse under Carles Martinez Novell.

Allegedly, as part of the agreement, Toulouse president Comolli included John Valovic-Galtier, a fake agent, in the deal.

Comolli’s trial is expected to begin later this month, as part of a case that has seen nine individuals arrested.

Comolli joined Fenerbahce in the summer of 2018 and served as the sporting director for 1.5 years.

He was brought to the club by Koc after he was elected president.

Comolli became the president of Toulouse in July 2020. During his tenure at Fenerbahce, he was directly responsible for 12 of the 29 transfers made.

Last Updated:  Jul 11, 2024 4:43 PM