Peter Drury is set to replace Martin Tyler as the new voice of Premier League football on Sky Sports.
The Daily Mail have reported that the 55-year-old, who currently commentates on Premier League football in the US, will become the main voice after Sky opted not to renew the contract of Tyler in what is likely to prove to be a popular move.
It is believed that Drury will continue his work with US broadcasters and will likely cover one game a week for Sky.
After the news of his departure was revealed, Tyler said: “In my humble opinion, the huge corporation Sky is today has stemmed from Sky Sports’ innovative and inspired coverage of the Premier League.
“It has been a privilege to play a small part in the broadcasting history of the greatest league in the world.
“Along the way I have worked alongside legions of wonderful professionals in all aspects of the television industry.
“I thank them all for their support and expertise. It has been an honour to be a member of a very gifted team.”
Sky Sports’ director of football, Gary Hughes, added: “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. ‘Collymore closing in’ [from Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Newcastle in 1996] and ‘Aguerrrrrroooooooooo’ are two of the greatest moments in Premier League history.
“We thank him and wish him all the very best for the future.”
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