Graeme Le Saux joins Andy Murray’s 77 Sports Management as a football consultant
Former England international and Premier League footballer Graeme Le Saux has joined the senior management team at 77 Sports Management, the talent management agency Andy Murray jointly owns. Graeme’s consultancy role will focus on football strategy, player ID and recruitment.
Graeme will work alongside current co-founders Matt Gentry and Gawain Davies, as they aim to grow the football side of the business. 77 Sports Management currently represents rising Scottish stars Ryan Porteous and Fraser Murray, but with Graeme’s appointment, the company will target more players, from both the men’s and women’s games.
Andy Murray said: “We’ve been talking to Graeme for a while and he shares the same values and ethics we have at 77 Sports Management around player representation, which is very important to me. He had a great career, is very well respected in football and we are looking forward to his input in helping us add more male and female footballers to the agency.”
Graeme Le Saux said: “I’m looking forward to working with Andy and the team at 77 management to help build the support that is needed for the modern football player. We want to work with a select group of players who value their talent and appreciate what is required to fulfil their potential both on and off the pitch, throughout the many stages of their career. Ultimately, we aim to make a positive difference to those we represent.”
Graeme is currently a director at Real Mallorca and works for the NBC and BBC networks. He was also a board member of the FA’s first Inclusion Advisory Board, focussing on diversity and equality within football.
Graeme had a hugely successful career, playing 36 times for England, including at the 1998 World Cup. He made 485 club appearances: 312 with Chelsea; 129 with Blackburn and 44 with Southampton.
As well as Ryan Porteous and Fraser Murray, 77 Sports Management also represents British tennis players Katie Swan and Aidan McHugh and sprinters Shannon and Cheriece Hylton.