Eric Hall – the legendary ex-football realtor famous for his ‘monster’ catchphrase – has passed away.
The legendary sports figure has passed away at the age of 73.
Tributes have come in from the football world and beyond for Eric.
The 73-year-old claimed to be the first agent ever to write goal and appearance bonuses in players’ contracts.
Hall secured Gary Lineker’s first-ever boat deal and was the agent of Dennis Wise, Neil “Razor” Ruddock, Tim Sherwood and Paul Walsh, among others.
He also represented Terry Venables and John Fashanu, as well as Dave Beasant.
Stan Collymore said, “Bigger than life, great fun, sad to think Eric Hall passed away. Rest in peace, Eric, hope a big Churchill is waiting for you on the other side. Monster Monster. ‘
Lord Sugar also paid tribute on social media, as did Walsh.
Hall died surrounded by family on Monday, according to reports.
Hall was initially a music promoter for acts such as Queen, Marc Bolan and the Sex Pistols.
Lord Alan Sugar, who owned Tottenham Hotspur while Hall was active, tweeted to say he was a ‘real character’, while former Liverpool and Tottenham forward Paul Walsh added: ‘Very sad to hear that the monster Eric Hall has died as a real character. .
“My thoughts are with the family, a monstrous RIP for Eric.”