BT Sport have announced that our departing skipper Steven Gerrard has been signed up to work as a pundit during their coverage of next season’s Champions League, the Echo report…
BT bought the rights in 2013 for a mammoth £897m, meaning that Sky and ITV won’t be showing any of next season’s European Cup for the first time in recent memory.
Gary Lineker will act as anchor with Jake Humphrey, Rio Ferdinand and Jose Mourinho also signed up to rival Sky’s crack-team of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry.
The decision by Gerrard perhaps suggests that at first at least, he’ll go down the punditry route rather than go straight into coaching.
Carragher has done so very successfully at Sky, although it’d be great for the pair to eventually join our coaching staff at some point, as they’d both have so much to offer.
The MLS season ends in October, meaning Gerrard will be available to travel back from Los Angeles, where he’s signed a contract with their franchise LA Galaxy. The punditry contract also suggests that he won’t be rejoining on loan in January, too.