Shaun Murphy is delighted to become the first snooker player to sign with global sports management company ISM.
ISM manage a host of stars from other sports including golfers Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and snooker fan Danny Willett.
World number three Murphy said: “I couldn’t be more excited at the opportunity of working together with ISM. Within five minutes of sitting down to chat with the company’s founder Chubby Chandler I was really keen for us to team up. Chubby’s passion for sport, not least snooker, really impressed me.
Masters champion Danny Willett is a regular visitor to the Crucible
“I believe ISM’s extensive knowledge of sports management and range of contacts will be a massive ‘plus’ for me. I’m also hoping he can fix me up with the odd nice game of golf or two in the future!”
ISM Chief Executive Officer Chandler added: “It’s really exciting to be involved in a new sport and to start with one of the very best. Shaun’s record speaks for itself. He’s also a great guy and we can’t wait to start working with him.”