The Football Movement: Nemanja Vidic to talk Premier League experiences

The former Manchester United centre-back will be a special guest at 'The Football Movement'.

Nemanja Vidic will be speaking about his experiences of playing in the English Premier League (EPL). (File Photo)   -  Getty Images

Nemanja Vidic, one-time legend at Manchester United, will be a special guest at ‘The Football Movement’ on February 22, 23 and will be speaking about his Premier League experiences at the third edition. The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) together with the Premier League and India On Track, are  bringing PL and Indian clubs, sports organisations and businesses together to focus on ‘Commercial Sustainability and the Growth of Football in India’.

Vidic said, in a statement: “It is clearly an exciting time for football in India at the moment. As a professional footballer, I saw firsthand not just the passion for the Premier League but also how football can positively impact communities around the world. I am looking forward to bringing some of my own League experiences.”

Richard Masters, MD, Premier League said, via a statement: “The continued popularity of the ISL,  U-17 FIFA World  Cup success  and  millions of passionate  Premier League fans demonstrate the growing interest in football in India. We work extremely closely with  the  ISL,  AIFF  and  other  organisations to  support  the  development of  the  game  at  all levels.”

The Indian delegates at the event will include key decision-makers from leading corporates, brands  and  the  football  industry (clubs,  league  and  federation  representatives, broadcasters as well as officials of relevant government bodies). From the UK,  the Premier League will lead the delegation alongside representation from some clubs, as well as industry experts.A  delegation  of  UK  businesses  and  top  British  football  clubs  are  attending, including Southampton FC, Brighton and Hove Albion FC.