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Murray ‘passionate’ about mentoring young talent
By Eurosport

12/10/2018 at 09:37Updated 12/10/2018 at 11:54

Former world number one Andy Murray has spoken about his management group and his passion for developing young talent.

Murray, 31, co-founded 77 Sports Management in 2013 with business advisers Matt Gentry and Gawain Davies when he left his previous agency.

The initial premise was to take care of Murray’s on and off the court assets and now they are expanding to looking after promising young athletes.

The group now represent six athletes and Murray has said it’s something he feels strongly about.

"We have six clients now, in tennis, football and athletics, but we are keen to help more.

It's something I enjoy and I've got a good team around me to help out in all areas of management." Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion and a former world No. 1, has always been open to giving his advice to the up-and-coming stars.

"It (a mentorship role) is something I am passionate about, so I make time. Once I stop playing, then it's something I can devote more time to, but it's great being able to help some of the stars of the future."

77 Sports Management represent tennis players Aidan McHugh and Katie Swan, track sprint twins Shannon and Cheriece Hylton and Scotland youth footballers Ryan Porteous and Fraser Murray.