Marcus Rashford to split from Jay-Z sport agency after just one year

Roc Nation regarded Rashford as one of their "New World" athletes that "stand up for what they believe in", but reports suggests he is set to leave.

The Manc The Manc - 14th July 2021

Marcus Rashford is set to leave Jay-Z’s sport agency Roc Nation after just one year on the books, according to The Mirror.

The tabloid newspaper is reporting that the Man Utd forward will be departing the agency alongside Kelly Hogarth – Roc Nation’s vice-president of strategy and communications.

The Man Utd forward officially signed with Jay-Z’s agency in April 2020 – with Roc Nation regarding Rashford as a “New World” athlete who “stands up for what they believe in”.

Rashford worked with Roc Nation last year as he projected a powerful message to parliament about the fight to end child poverty in England. The campaign resulted in two separate u-turns by Downing Street – who reversed their initial decisions to stop food vouchers and free school dinners.

But new reports say the England forward is now expected to leave the agency.


Founded as a music talent agency by hip-hop pioneer Jay-Z, Roc Nation has since expanded into sport – acquiring American stars before eventually turning to international football players.

Jerome Boateng was the first footballer to sign up to the agency in 2015 – which now represents the likes of Wifried Zaha, Romelu Lukaku, Kevin de Bruyne and Tyrone Mings.


However, Rashford is no longer listed as one of Roc Nation’s clients on their website.

Rashford’s football ventures, meanwhile, have been represented by DN May Sports Management – a company led by his brothers.

Rashford has been in the headlines since his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final – with the forward falling victim to horrific abuse online.


His mural in Withington was also defaced.

Over the past 24 hours, however, the painting has been repaired and people have flocked to the site from all over the UK to leave notes of support and appreciation.

A demonstration also took place in front of the mural – with Rashford describing himself as being “overwhelmed, thankful and lost for words”.

Police have confirmed that one man has also been arrested on suspicion of sending a racist tweet.

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