Ian St. John


Scottish footballer, football speaker and pundit Ian St. John has had a long and varied career in the football industry; beginning life as a player for his home town team of Motherwell, St. John went on to play for Liverpool for ten years and then, following his retirement in 1973, became a manager for Motherwell and Portsmouth.

Despite spending of a brief portion of his extensive career as a manager St. John used the success of his playing and management career to gain a respectable and high profile position as a football speaker and pundit. Probably best known for his work on Saint and Greavsie, alongside fellow player turned sports speaker Jimmy Greaves.

Running for seven years Greaves and St. John’s sports speaker partnership was one of the most popular on British television. This experience as a television presenter and football speaker provided Ian St. John with an excellent foundation upon which to build his career as an after dinner speaker; his experience as player, manager and pundit provided him with a wealth of tales and anecdotes to share with his audiences and a fascinating knowledge and insight into the beautiful game.

Alongside his work as an after dinner speaker Ian St. John has established a series of footballing academies to train young and aspiring footballers.

To book Ian St. John as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ian is known to cover the following topics:

  • International Football
  • Team Management
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • Sporting Success
  • Sporting Development
  • The Premier League
  • Liverpool