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What constitutes restraint of trade in football players’ and managers’ contracts?

After recent controversial football disciplinary sanctions such as the Suarez ban and contractual disputes revolving around player transfers, John Mehrzad analyses the common legal issue arising in those types of case – restraint of trade. 

He discusses to what extent bans can be overturned, clubs can dictate where a player or manager can go after they leave, and clubs are able to preclude a former player or manager from criticising their staff after they leave.

Read the full article for LawInSport here

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