TV personality Matty Johns has committed to Fox Sports in a deal reportedly worth $1m a season, with Johns recently signing a five-year extension.
Johns and his manager John Singleton met with Fox Sports last week, and wanted to get a deal done as quickly as possible, as Johns didn’t want to entertain any other offers.
“I had absolutely no interest in going anywhere else,” Johns told the Daily Telegraph.
“I said to Singo, ‘let’s just go to Fox Sports and get it done’.
“Anyway, we went and sat down with Steve Crawley to work it out.
“Singo said to him, ‘I’m the worst manager in the world because I’m telling you he doesn’t want to go anywhere else. So what are you going to pay us?’
“I love it there. They’ve been great to me and I was never going anywhere.”
The Telegraph understand the deal totals $5 million, which would see Johns at the top of the tree in terms of highest-paid Fox Sports personalities.
Johns’ show set ratings records this season, and was also a huge player in the demise of Channel Nine’s Footy Show, which came to an end after 24 years.
Johns confirmed to The Telegraph Reg Reagan could make a return next season, although he’s unsure what capacity he could come back in.