Geoff Shreeves is leaving Sky Sports after more than 30 years
Yet another big name bids goodbye to the broadcaster.
One of the most recognisable faces and voices in English football, Geoff Shreeves, is leaving Sky Sports after more than 30 years.
Geoff Shreeves joined the broadcaster all the way back in 1992 when the Premier League first began, but after more than three decades of tunnel reporting, post-match interviews and commentary, he is now set to leave for pastures new.
The 58-year-old joins the likes of other big names and long-serving Sky Sports reporters, presenters and pundits like Martin Tyler, Jeff Stelling and Graeme Souness in exiting the broadcasting giant, with Shreeves having reportedly been offered a reduced salary earlier this year.
It remains unclear whether the Sky supposed ‘revamp’ factored into the other veterans’ decisions.
Writing in a lengthy statement shared by Sky Sports, Shreeves said: “There’s an old saying that you always have to know the best time to leave even the greatest party. And that’s what my 32 years at Sky have been – the most fantastic party I could ever imagine attending.
“From the first kick of a ball in the live coverage of the Premier League to Manchester City’s title celebrations last season – with plenty in between.”
He we on to say, “I have been fortunate to work for a ground-breaking company who have helped revolutionise football. But the time is right to move on”, adding that he can’t them enough and is “proud to have been part of their incredible success which will continue”.
Although he didn’t confirm anything specifically, the TV, radio and all-round football legend also hinted at future projects being on the way by insisting that he’s “looking forward to the next adventures”.
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Geoff Shreeves has worked for the likes of the BBC, ITV, FOX Sports and more in the past, not mention a recognisable voice in FIFA for many years — although the recent EA Sports FC rebrand could see that change too — but will no doubt remain a familair face in the footballing world.
Having also helped present episodes of Gary Neville’s The Overlap, the former footballer turned Sky pundit was one of countless to bid his long-time colleague a fond farewell, with many echoing a very similar sentiment: “one of the very best”.
Truly up their with the GOATs and a shining example for all tunnel reporters past, present and future.
For one last time — cheers, Geoff.
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Featured Image — Geoff Shreeves (via Instagram)