Football agent Dominic Yarwood remembered as a ‘great bloke’

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Tributes have poured in from across the football industry

 

Dominic Yarwood
Dominic Yarwood (Image: @dom_yarwood / Instagram)

Tributes have flooded in to a missing football agent after a body was found by police who believe it to be him.

Football agent Dominic Yarwood has been described as a “great character” and a “great bloke” following the tragic discovery by officers.

Greater Manchester Police today confirmed that a body found in Worsley is believed to be that of Dominic.

Among others, Dominic represented players and former players from Lancashire clubs including Blackpool FC.

He had last been seen on Wednesday evening and appeals to find him were shared by England and Manchester City defender Kyle Walker, Preston North End’s Isaiah Brown and Blackpool players Grant Ward and CJ Hamilton.

Sadly, police announced they had found a body earlier today.

Among those to pay tribute online, were Seasiders duo Marvin Ekpiteta and Keshi Anderson who were both represented by Dominic.

On Instagram, Marvin wrote: “Still can’t believe it, rest easy Dom.”

Keshi added: “Lost for words. Not just an agent, but a friend. RIP Dom.”

On Twitter, Dominic’s former employer Elite Management wrote: “You’ll never know how much you’re going to be missed. A great friend, agent, and team member.

“You’ve helped Elite get to where it is today and it will never be the same without you around. Sending all our love and support to your family and friends.”

Tributes were paid from across the football industry as players, scouts and executives all remembered him fondly.

Mark Bright, now a pundit, wrote: “Very sad news, to say he was passionate about his players was an understatement.

“Condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and clients. #RIPDom.”

Peterborough United player Joe Tomlinson said that “you won’t be forgotten” and Grimsby Town’s communications manager Sam Strandt wrote: “Always a great bloke to work alongside over the last couple of years. Helped a lot of young, lower league lads find their feet in the pro game.”

Alan Burrows, chief executive at Motherwell Town FC, wrote: “Not been a good week at all, sadly. Dom had brought a number of players to Fir Park, including Christian Mbulu and Jermaine Hylton, and was always a pleasure to deal with. I am really, really shocked to read this tragic news. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Charlie Edinburgh, founder of the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation added: “RIP Dom, you was a pleasure to work with for the short time we did. A great character with a determination for success. It’s so sad it had to end this way. Sending love and strength to his family at this time.”