Martin Tyler missed lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in 20 YEARS on Sunday due to a sore throat… with the 77-year-old hoping to cover the final day of the league, the FA Cup final and the Champions League final
Sky Sports’ top commentator Martin Tyler missed lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in 20 years because of a sore throat.
As revealed by Mail Sport’s Ahead of the Game, the 77-year-old was due to commentate on Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Chelsea and the subsequent title celebrations at the Etihad Stadium.
But he was forced to stand down, with Rob Hawthorne replacing him.
Tyler followed through despite a sore throat when commentating on Brighton’s 3-0 win at Arsenal last weekend.
However, his symptoms worsened within a week and he chose to step aside.
Martin Tyler did not comment on lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in 20 years
Sky Sports’ top commentator, 77, missed Man City’s title celebrations with a sore throat
Meanwhile, he has worked for Sky for more than 30 years and has no plans to stop
He is now hoping to return to work for Sky’s coverage of the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Tyler also wants to commentate on the FA Cup final and Champions League final for international broadcasters.
Mail Sports it was reported earlier in May that Tyler had no intention of following Jeff Stelling and leading pundit (and Mail Sport columnist) Graeme Souness, who announced his departure in April, out the exit door at Sky .
Tyler showed his impressive work ethic by commentating on three live Premier League games in four days for Sky in May and is determined to continue next season.
Both Stelling and Souness have left their roles at Sky, with neither man retiring but parting ways with the broadcaster.
However, Tyler is determined to stick around as long as he can as he continues to build his legacy as one of the company’s best commentators.
He has been with Sky for more than 30 years and is ready to enter another year with the microphone when the new season starts this summer.
Sky Sports, meanwhile, is planning to make an internal appointment to replace Jeff Stelling as host of Soccer Saturday next season after the veteran presenter announced his departure from the program last weekend.
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