Who we are
"A boutique family business with a global reach..."
Elite Football Agent, Lead Educator, Chairman
Coming from a financial services background over 25 years ago to become one of the first FIFA registered football agents in the UK, John is a vastly experienced agent having negotiated several high profile and global transfers throughout his career.
John became one of the first modern football agents in the UK in 1995 and has conducted transfers worldwide, at the highest level and to the highest standard.
Some notabIe accomplishments during Johns career as an intermediary include; taking a Real Madrid player to England, breaking a UK club’s record transfer fee and represented a Brazilian World Cup and Champions League winner.
Elite Football Agent, Lead Educator, Marketing Director
Phil McTaggart is a highly motivated and creative professional with 23 years’ experience working within the elite business world of football.
After joining John Viola in the football industry he quickly become the youngest officially registered agent in the world at the time. Since then Phil has made strides in the industry and earned his repuation as a leading professional in the field.
A conscientious and enterprising individual with a dedication to personal development, as well as a forward-thinking attitude and desire to innovate acting as an effective leadership figure.
John & Phil together have led a revolution in the industry by developing groundbreaking training systems to help others join them in the field.
Johnny joined the family business in 2016, after which he began work on developing John & Phil's decades of industry expertise into a fully fledged e-learning course with text, graphics, animations and video - the JVA Football Agent Pro Course.
With an educational background in digital design, Johnny is responsible for providing direction in relation to all creative content that is produced for the John Viola Academy and their extensive suite of training products.
He also continues to assist in development of educational material and Academy strategy as the JVA develops its offerings for students and adapts to changing tides in the football industry.