Jeff Stelling will step down as host of Soccer Saturday at the end of the season after 25 YEARS in the hotseat – but legendary broadcaster insists he is not retiring though he will be leaving Sky Sports in May
Jeff Stelling will be stepping down as the host of Sky’s Soccer Saturday at the end of the season after 25 years in the role.
After a 30+ year career at Sky, including over 25 years as the much loved and award-winning host of Soccer Saturday, Stelling has decided to call it a day at the end of the current football season.
Stelling has been synonymous with Saturday afternoon football for decades, exciting football fans up and down the country.
Jeff Stelling will be stepping down as host of Sky’s Soccer Saturday at the end of the season
He commented: ‘I have loved every moment of my 30 years with Sky, but like every Saturday afternoon the time eventually comes to blow the final whistle.
‘I am proud to have been part of such a winning team for so long and look forward to the many more special moments on Soccer Saturday for rest of this season – and perhaps even another promotion push from Hartlepool United.’
Jonathan Licht, Managing Director of Sky Sports, commented: ‘Jeff is a true broadcasting legend and has been a big part of Sky Sports growth and popularity over the last 30 years.
‘Jeff’s pure passion and dedication to the game has set him apart and made Soccer Saturday a fixture for millions of fans every Saturday afternoon. The goals, the laughs, the red cards and the missed red cards have helped create one of the most popular TV shows in sport and Jeff has been the centrepiece of that.
‘Jeff will be sorely missed, but we are delighted that he will leading the team through to the end of the season. There will rightly be many tributes to Jeff, and Sky Sports will be giving him the great send off in May that his remarkable and enduring contribution deserves.’
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