The 45-year-old has been an agent for 10 years, and runs his own company, Carl Dunn Sports Management.

He said: “Glorie is a big part of AC Milan. Lots of their greats go on to play for the team. It’s quite a big deal.

“They have representatives in most countries that look after things for them there.

“It’s a really well-organised thing, and has some quite big backers. It
started in 2000 when I was doing some charity work.

“Franco Baresi was at an event I was at, and I got talking to him.

“We built up a good relationship, and I ended up representing him in the UK, and brought him to the region a few times. From there, I built contacts within the club.

“I feel honoured that I was chosen to be the UK representative.”

The Glorie side regularly pull in huge crowds.In recent months, they have played in front of an 80,000 crowd against veterans from Real Madrid.

They also played a special match against Argentinian side Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, to celebrate that club’s centenary.

Mr Dunn is hoping to organise some high-profile games for the side in this country in the near future – and hopes to bring them to the North East first.

He added: “I’m trying to get something organised for the New Year.

“It would be a dream to bring the team to the Stadium of Light or St James’s Park.

“At the moment, we’re trying to work out the dates they can do. The job is just starting, but I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.”

The Glorie side features some of football’s all-time greats, including Premier League stars.

In goal is Sebastiano Rossi, part of Milan’s successful 90s side, who held the record for the longest time in Serie A without conceding a goal – 929 minutes.

Their defenders include legends like:
Franco Baresi and Paulo Maldini, who between them appeared 1,621 times for Milan, former Chelsea player;
French World Cup-winner Marcel Desailly, who won the Champions League in his first season with the Serie A side;
Jaap Stam, who starred for Manchester United in the late 90s.

In midfield are;
Demetrio Albertini, who won five titles and three Champions Leagues with Milan;
former Italy manager Roberto Donadoni;
Dutch midfielder Frank Rijkaard;
Rui Costa, who became the Serie A’s most expensive player of all time when he signed for a reported £30m in 2001.

Up front, the firepower is provided by:
West Ham favourite Paulo Di Canio;
former Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit.

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