You may not have heard of football super agent Mino Raiola but that won’t trouble him. It is exactly that disregard for what other people think of him that landed him the client who would change his life forever, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. When the two colossal egos crossed paths in 2003 it was the start of a beautiful friendship that would see the pair take in the sights and sounds of some of Europe’s most glorious cities throughout the big Swede’s career trajectory. It would almost sound vaguely romantic if you ignore ridiculous amounts of money the pair amassed in that time.
Raiola has since welcomed some of the most glamorous names in football to his ranks, from young prodigies like Romelu Lukaku to tortured geniuses such as Mario Balotelli. His most famous client, Paul Pogba, provides us with the most intriguing chapter in the former waiter’s career as he went from laughing in the face of Sir Alex Ferguson’s wrath when slipping the Frenchman out the Old Trafford back door in 2012, only to save his heartiest of smirks for when he brought him back in a chariot made of solid gold four years later. The gold chariot may be a metaphor, but don’t let that put you off finding out more about one of football’s most divisive characters in the video below.