Well-known Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb wrote a piece on ProSports Management for the Best Agencies column.
"ProSports and Tkachenko, from Roberto Carlos and Abramovich to Shomurodov," the headline reads.
"Since childhood, German Vladimirovich Tkachenko knew what he wanted to do for a living – to have a football-related job. Now, he is the first person at ProSports Management, Russian's most important agency.
"The agency emerged in 2005 and immediately started to represent some of the best players of the Russian and the Ukrainian top flights. Smolov, Shatov, Mostovoy, Akhmedov, Podberezkin, Besedin, Maslov to name a few.
"Tkachenko has also contributed to many big outgoing deals of Russian Premier League players, especially the one of Eldor Shomurodov from Rostov to Genoa. The transfer was arranged together with Gabriele and Valerio Giuffrida's GG11 agency. The philosophy of ProSports Management presumes to have an impact on foreign markets too.
"The history of the agency cannot be separated from that of Tkachenko. German Vladimirovich was a president of Krylya Sovetov, a senator of Samara region, a general manager and a board member of Anzhi Makhachkala that gained fame thanks to the arrivals of Willian, Roberto Carlos, Guus Hiddink and Samuel Eto'o.
"It is all part of one big story. Tkachenko invited Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand and his agent Pini Zahavi to Moscow, while the future Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, was also with them. The parties used to meet each other in Knightsbridge, and that's when Abramovich's interest in Chelsea became a matter of strong interest.
"While Tkachenko's career was moving forward, ProSports Management were growing stronger and eventually turned into the most significant agency in the domestic and international markets of Russia. More than 40 players, 15 staff members and a clear philosophy: following a player in every direction, offering him all kinds of services.
"Tkachenko's story is special. President, manager, director, politician – he knows what each role requires," TMW concludes.