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.

Agents column: West Ham to be sold within three years, Chelsea at the last chance saloon with Maresca and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Rice one of Arsenal’s best ever, Man United could stick with ten Hag, Real Madrid to win UCL and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Man City to win UCL, Howe to stay at Newcastle and more!
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Donald Trump could shape European football, Sir Jim needs to be impactful, Ivan Toney on the plane and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Man United living in the past, Foden’s a great Ballon d’Or shout, Arsenal UCL comeback assured and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Brilliant Ange, Moyes gets it wrong, ten Hag to go, Klopp’s perfect timing and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Rooney’s sacking was inevitable, Joey Barton is wrong, FA Cup needs some shine and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Arsenal’s best chance for title, UCL change is good, Chelsea’s brilliant business and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Arteta was wrong, Man City must be punished IF they’re guilty, VAR must be improved and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Rashford was wrong to party, Saudi World Cup was obvious, addicted footballers must be helped, 3pm blackout must remain and influencers are here to stay
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: The FA’s silence has appalled me, VAR is a necessary evil, Man United takeover will happen, I’m with Pep regarding striking players and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Agent’s column: Arsenal need a striker, Sancho has no future at Man United, Richarlison will be fine and more
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...