Kosmos, a company founded and chaired by FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Piqué, have announced the creation of a new business vertical, a talent management agency that will offer a comprehensive service to athletes where, in addition to representation, commercial and public relations, it will also provide sports, legal and financial advice. "We are very excited about this project. The Kosmos team offer specialist expertise in all the key areas of development of an athlete's career. We know what is important for current players and their future, because many of us are or have been professional players", explained Gerard Piqué, President of Kosmos.
The new division will be headed by former tennis player Galo Blanco, who also becomes the agent of Austrian Dominic Thiem, the company's first signing. The move reunites the world number 5, with his coach from 2018.
After reaching two finals at Roland-Garros (2018 and 2019) and one at the Australian Open (2020), Dominic Thiem won his first Grand Slam, the US Open, in 2020 and has won a further 17 ATP titles.
A self-confessed Chelsea fan, animal lover and very committed to sustainability and the environment, Thiem is one of the most respected and loved players on the circuit. He is currently coached by Chilean Nicolas Massu, assisted by his father Wolfgang Thiem, who is often seen in his box with his physio, Alex Stober, and his brother Moritz Thiem. His parents also play a very important role and follow their son's career closely. "I am very happy that Galo is part of the team again. He stayed in close contact with me and my family, even when he stopped being my coach. The season has not started as I would have liked, but I am working very hard to get back to the levels we saw at the end of 2020. Adding Galo and the rest of the Kosmos team will certainly help this process," commented Thiem.
"On a personal level, I am especially excited to start this project with Domi. We've known each other for a long time and I had the opportunity to work with him directly in 2018. There has always been a very good relationship and I think that will make us, together with his sports team, his family and Kosmos, a great team", added Galo Blanco.
Blanco will leave his position as Competition Director of Kosmos Tennis to focus on this new project. Albert Costa, currently the Davis Cup Finals Director, will take on the role of Competition Director