Jeff Stelling will step down as host of Soccer Saturday at the end of the season after 25 YEARS in the hot seat, but the legendary broadcaster insists he will not retire even though he will leave Sky Sports in May.
Jeff Stelling will step down as host of Sky’s Soccer Saturday at the end of the season after 25 years in the role.
After a career of more than 30 years at Sky, including more than 25 years as the beloved and award-winning host of Soccer Saturday, Stelling has decided to call it a day at the end of the current soccer season.
Stelling has been synonymous with Saturday afternoon soccer for decades, thrilling soccer fans across the country.
Jeff Stelling will step down as host of Sky’s Soccer Saturday at the end of the season.
He commented: ‘I’ve loved every moment of my 30 years with Sky, but like every Saturday afternoon, it’s finally time to blow the final whistle.
“I am proud to have been a part of such a winning team for so long and look forward to the many more special moments of Saturday football for the remainder of this season, and perhaps even another promotional boost from Hartlepool United.”
Jonathan Licht, CEO of Sky Sports, commented: ‘Jeff is a true broadcasting legend and has been a big part of Sky Sports growth and popularity for the last 30 years.
“Jeff’s sheer 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 the sport and Jeff has been the centerpiece of that.
“We will deeply miss Jeff, but we are delighted that he is leading the team until the end of the season. No wonder there will be many tributes to Jeff, and Sky Sports will give him the big send-off in May that his remarkable and lasting contribution deserves. ”
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