The End of an Era: Football Commentator Martin Tyler Departs from Sky Sports after 33 Glorious Years
In a move that has shocked the sports world, football commentator and veteran broadcaster, Martin Tyler has announced his departure from Sky Sports. The iconic voice of English football will leave the broadcasting giant this summer following an illustrious career spanning over three decades.
A Small Part in Broadcasting History
Tyler is regarded as one of the most well-known commentators in the sport with a reputation for bringing excitement and drama to every match he covers. His distinctive style and infectious enthusiasm have made him a household name across the UK and beyond.
Despite being synonymous with Sky’s coverage of Premier League matches since its inception in 1992, Tyler remains humble about his contribution to broadcasting history:
“It’s been a privilege to play a small part in the broadcasting history of the greatest league in the world,” he said.
“I have worked alongside legions of wonderful professionals in all aspects of television.”
Tyler expressed gratitude towards his colleagues at Sky for their unwavering support throughout his tenure there:
“I thank them all for their support and expertise. It has been an honour to be a member of such gifted team.”
Leaves But Not Retires Yet
Although leaving Sky before start up next season (2023-24), Tyler will not retire yet according to sources close to him. Gary Hughes, Director Of Football at Skysports thanked Martin for the contribution he made to their coverage over the last 30 years:
“Everyone at Sky Sports would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Martin for his unparalleled contribution and dedication to our coverage over the last 30 years. ‘The Voice’ will always be synonymous with the Premier League and Sky Sports. When you think of commentary, you think of Martin Tyler.”
Tyler has covered some of the most memorable moments in English football history during his time at Sky. His iconic commentary on Sergio Aguero’s dramatic late winner against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 which secured Manchester City’s first-ever Premier League title remains etched into every football fans memory.
“He has made a remarkable contribution to the game and there will be generations of football fans who will always remember his words in those big game moments, and of course ‘that goal’ by Aguero on the last day of the 2012 season,” said Richard Masters, Chief Executive Officer at The Premier League.
A Well Respected Commentator
Tyler is also known for covering international matches including World Cups as well as European competitions throughout his illustrious career. His insightful analysis and ability to bring out something special from even mundane games have earned him respect across all levels within sports broadcasting circles.