For­mer Chelsea boss takes agency job rep­re­sent­ing sports­men

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODPASTIMES -

PETER KENYON, who stood down as Chelsea’s chief ex­ec­u­tive at the end of last month, has started a new job work­ing for an agency that spe­cialises in looking af­ter show­busi­ness tal­ent.

The 54 year-old has joined Creative Artists Agency (CAA) as the head of the com­pany’s in­ter­na­tional sports busi­ness. He will be in­volved in rep­re­sent­ing sports­men and ne­go­ti­at­ing me­dia rights.

Kenyon hired CAA, which rep­re­sents the likes of Ju­lia Roberts and Ge­orge Clooney, last year to work for Chelsea in ar­eas such as sta­dium de­vel­op­ment, mar­ket­ing and brand­ing.

How­ever, Kenyon, who will be based in the com­pany’s Lon­don of­fice, yes­ter­day in­sisted that the CAA job wasn’t of­fered to him un­til he had de­cided to leave Chelsea.

As part of his du­ties Kenyon, will man­age the agency’s day-to-day busi­ness in the UK, Por­tu­gal, Swe­den, Rus­sia, Ja­pan and Is­rael.

One of the com­pa­nies CAA works with is Ges­ti­fute, a Por­tuguese sports man­age­ment com­pany run by the agent Jorge Men­des whose clients in­clude Cris­tiano Ron­aldo and for­mer Chelsea man­ager Jose Mour­inho. – The Tele­graph

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