Dave Flaskas: ‘I wanted Thorpey to move on’

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Ian Thorpe’s long-time manager Dave Flaskas has spoken of his split with his former star client, saying it was he who suggested a change of management. Read couriermail.

“Ian and I still talk almost daily and I will continue to work with him but I thought it was time for him to move in a new direction . . . and I actually contacted James,” Flaskas told Confidential yesterday.

“Times have definitely changed in regards to what is available out there for athletes. Ian has some things coming up in regards to the (London) Olympics . . . there are some commentary opportunities that he and James are looking at.”

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