Graeme Souness departs Sky Sports after over a decade as a pundit
Souness, the midfield dynamo who donned the shirts of both Rangers and Liverpool as a player and manager, has been a fixture on Sky Sports for over a decade; “I was given an opportunity to do this and it was absolutely brilliant,” quips Souness.
Souness made the announcement live on Sky Sports, just after Liverpool’s match at Anfield against Tottenham on the telly for Super Sunday.
The Scot, who kicked off his career at Tottenham before becoming a player and manager at both Rangers and Liverpool, has been a mainstay on Sky Sports for over a decade.
“I was given an opportunity to do this and it was simply smashing,” said Souness as he reminisced on his time at Sky Sports. “It’s been an absolutely cracking time for me, I must say.
“I’m bonkers about football, I care deeply about it, and I fret about its future, but with Sky at the helm, it’s in good hands, it’s in safe hands, I’d say.”
Sky Sports’ director of football, Gary Hughes, chimed in: “We’ll certainly miss Graeme’s straight-talking ways in the studio – it’s a style that’s only matched by his playing days.
“The insight and that winning mentality he’s shared with our viewers, thanks to his years of experience as both a player and a manager, have been priceless to our coverage. We wish him nothing but the best for his future endeavours.”