Jon Smith

Diego Maradona and the England football team were clients when Jon Smith launched the world-famous First Artist agency in 1986. He's gone on
to guide the careers of the nation’s most celebrated players
and managers, masterminding many of the world’s biggest transfers
and, alongside Sky Sports, was one of the architects of the English Premier League.

Chelsea fans need more transparency, Liverpool boos reflect society and bravo Jake Daniels
In his third Exclusive Column for caughtoffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
How Mino Raiola got Man United to pay Juventus £60m more for Paul Pogba and why FIFA’s agency regulations aren’t enough
In his second Exclusive Column for caughtoffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Chelsea’s sale will top £3bn, the desire to form an ESL has not died and Man United are just Newcastle in disguise
In his first Exclusive Column for caughtoffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...