A decade after he was stripped of his accreditation, controversial former player agent Ricky Nixon has set his sights on a return to the AFL.
And he’s already offered to help Jordan De Goey negotiate his contract extension with Collingwood.
Once the biggest agent of them all, Nixon today began the process of getting back in the game.
“There’s plenty of people in the AFL who have said you’ve got to come back,” he told 7NEWS.
“I’m defiant because I think I was treated very poorly. Guess what, you’ve got to move on.
“I’m not going to sit here bitching and whinging about what happened 10 years ago, let’s get on with the future.”
Nixon created the iconic ‘Club 10’ group of superstars but he has a different game plan this time round.
He wants to act as a “gun for hire”, solely negotiating contracts for a fixed fee without any ongoing extras.
“You just pay me a one-off fee, you won’t pay a percentage like all the other agents are charging,” he said.
“I created it in Australia where we started doing all this other stuff for players but I think it’s superseded now by just wanting to get a good contract.
“I think the Jordan De Goey one’s a good example. If a father wants to do the contract well I’ll help him do it.”
Roger De Goey took on the responsibility of managing his son’s affairs this year, sparking headlines about million-dollar contracts with rival clubs.
With Jordan De Goey facing an indecent assault charge, external interest faded.
He has been expected to re-sign with Collingwood on a two-year deal but is yet to put pen to paper.
Nixon does not yet have his accreditation to help De Goey or any other player but the wheels are in motion.
“I’ve sought the advice of the (AFL) Players’ Association today,” he said.
“I created the accreditation process, and I was accredited, so do I have be reaccredited again, yes.
“But do I have to sit down and do an exam? Do I have to learn the rules? I do my own sports agent course.
“I’m happy to do whatever (AFLPA chief executive) Paul Marsh say … I’d be surpried if it’s not ticked off.”
Nixon last appeared around the AFL during the 2017 trade period, when he claimed ‘a few clubs’ had sought him out for advice on deals.