Attention focused solely on the best in the sporting world
The question is sometimes asked: “When is that book coming out, the one about all those experiences, with all those anecdotes and all those stories about all those strange and remarkable people who claim to have a role in football?”
Discretion is part of the business.
In the autumn of 1997, SP International (which is what it was called at the time) settled in Scheveningen. A view of the harbour; with a bit of goodwill, even the sea. The team: Rodger Linse, figurehead and engine of the agency; Hannie Zwijgers, office manager; and John Linse, former sports editor. A trendy agency, particularly due to a host of renowned clients: Ruud van Nistelrooij, Joris Mathijsen, Nigel de Jong, the Kalou and De Guzman brothers, Hedwiges Maduro… the list goes on and on.
Jan de Visser, former player of AZ, Heerenveen and Feyenoord, joined the company as an agent and shareholder. Richard Krajicek became a shareholder, which meant a friend also became a business partner.
Numerous transfers were prepared in Scheveningen. Careers were mapped out, so to speak.
Thanks in part to the country’s strategic position between various large football competitions, SP International opened an office in Switzerland in 2003. Several special years of growth were to follow, until, in January 2011, the conclusion was drawn that there was another way. That attention should be exclusively directed at the top of the world of sports. That quality was more important than quantity. We said farewell to Scheveningen, built a new office that we moved into in 2013, and changed the company name into Juzzt Football.
And now? Juzzt Football is flourishing. With a new addition to the team every now and again. Santi Kolk, for example, former pro and blessed with an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of the international player database.