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CHARLES SALE: John Terry lawyer now in Wayne Bridge's team

02 Feb 2010 00:01:29

CHARLES SALE: John Terry lawyer now in Wayne Bridge's team

Beleaguered: Chelsea and England star John Terry The celebrity lawyer who was part of the specialist off-field team that kept wayward England captain John Terry in check over a number of years is now working for the Wayne Bridge camp. Angus McBride is a partner of London law firm Kingsley Napley representing Manchester City's Bridge in the negotiations over his separation from former partner Vanessa Perroncel, whose affair with Terry is now causing so much controversy. McBride, whose clients include Madeleine McCann's parents, is trumpeted as 'managing and protecting the reputation of individuals subject to either media or criminal investigation'. He had looked after Terry since striking up a friendship with the footballer's former agent, Aaron Lincoln. The lawyer acted for Terry's former team-mate, Jody Morris, in a court case over the 2002 Wellington Club bar brawl in which both Morris and Terry were acquitted.     More from Charles Sale... CHARLES SALE: Gary Lineker kicks BBC golf duties in to touch29/01/10 CHARLES SALE: Given fights agent over £6m Manchester City fee from Newcastle28/01/10 Charles Sale: Alpine retreat is Fabio Capello's first resort27/01/10 Charles Sale: Sir Alex Ferguson bans Sky after their query over Garry Cook27/01/10 Charles Sale: Sir Trevor Brooking echoes FA coaching rebel25/01/10 Charles Sale: Gary Neville's life story a matter of opinion24/01/10 Charles Sale: Tennis chiefs hire Stavros Flatley comic duo22/01/10 Charles Sale: Chelsea face Pitch battle to oust Richard King21/01/10 VIEW FULL ARCHIVEAnd it is no coincidence that Terry has run into problems off the pitch since he ruthlessly split with Lincoln last August - just before Terry signed his current Chelsea contract. That meant the player did not have to pay a percentage of his £160,000-a-week deal to his adviser. Terry, who needs help with his image, has turned to PR expert Phil Hall, the former News of the World editor who has worked for Manchester City and West Ham. Another successful newspaper editor-turned-PR man, Stuart Higgins, is advising Chelsea on the Terry fall-out. Meanwhile, Max Clifford, the best known PR strategist to whom Perroncel has turned, is understood to believe it's 50-50 whether she will tell all about her relationship with the Chelsea and England skipper having outlined all the media options now open to her. But Perroncel's friends believe she will make the most of her celebrity status, as illustrated by the picture on Page One of today's newspaper.  London Mayor Boris Johnson will give West Ham's ambitions of moving into the 2012 Olympic Stadium fresh impetus with his decision to become chairman of London United, the group co-ordinating the capital's support for the England 2018 World Cup bid. Johnson re-opened the debate over a permanent football tenant in the Olympic Stadium at the Beijing Games and his appointment signals he is still intent on a football future at the Stratford site. West Ham are expected to meet with him soon.   Sing when you're winning: Fabio Capello Singing for Fab supper England boss Fabio Capello will have his international team's lucky tenor singing in his honour at the League Managers' Association's President's dinner on February 11. Martin Toal has an impressive record of performing before five competitive England matches - all won without conceding a goal - which was enough to get the singer on the plane to South Africa. FIFA chief executive Jerome Valcke, who has been complaining about the UK negativity surrounding fans travelling to the World Cup, should look at hotel prices in South Africa that are making even wealthy England supporters think twice about the trip. The Michelangelo situated in the World Cup hub of Johannesburg's Sandton district are quoting $1,750 per night for a standard single during the tournament - seven times the normal rate.  Clarke bid is stumped England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke's bid to get his Notts crony, Peter Wright, voted on to the ECB board to head the cricket committee included urging Derbyshire against proposing their former player, Tim O'Gorman, for the post. Derby ignored Clarke and endorsed O'Gorman's challenge. The slump in cricket book sales hasn't put off Harper Collins who are publishing the autobiography of spinner Graeme Swann. ● Twickenham chiefs are deliberating over whether to have a minute's silence or applause in tribute to the late Bill McLaren, the voice of rugby, before the England v Wales clash on Saturday.  Explore more:People:Boris Johnson, Max Clifford, Giles Clarke, Madeleine McCann, Fabio Capello, Wayne Bridge, John TerryPlaces:London, Wales, South Africa, United Kingdom, Olympic Stadium


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