By Chris Wright
Poor old non-descript Jake is being ousted already
BT Sport have unveiled their new presenting and punditry stable as they move into their brave new Champions League era and bloody hell it looks like they’re chucking some money at it!
As you’ve likely heard, Gary Lineker has taken a pay-cut with the BBC to take the gig fronting BT’s Champions League coverage next season, leaving Jake Humphrey to carry on with the Premier League stuff.
The recently-retired Rio Ferdinand is also on board for Champions League nights, as is Steven Gerrard, who joins Paul Scholes, Michael Owen, Ian Wright, Steve McManaman, Owen Hargreaves and new faces Harry Redknapp, Glenn Hoddle and celebrity referee Howard Webb on the punditry team.
Not surprised Howard Webb's earned himself a permanent telly gig, following his amazing air piano turn on MNF https://t.co/J7tyQH4J5t
— Daniel Harris (@DanielHarris) June 9, 2015
Make of all this what you will.
As somebody who has been ground down and now steadfastly refuses to sit through any of the po-faced and utterly superfluous ‘analysis’ we’re bombarded with before and after games these days, I quite honestly couldn’t care less if Keith Chegwin was fronting BT’s football coverage next season.