Sky Sports has sacked pundit Tony Cottee from the popular Soccer Saturday show
after 20 years.
Cottee, 56, was famed for being handed matches that ended up resulting in goalless
draws and his dismissal comes 12 months after Sky axed Charlie Nicholas, Phil
Thompson and Matt Le Tissier from the same show.
The West Ham United icon Cottee, 56, has revealed he has been told he’s no longer
wanted. The former Everton and Leicester striker released an emotional statement
thanking everyone for their hard work during his two decades on the show.
Cottee tweeted: “After 20 years @SkySports, today I was told that I will no longer be
on the Soccer Saturday show.
“I’ve got fantastic memories and had lots of laughs but it’s now time for me to move
on and see what the future will bring.
“It was a privilege to be a part of such a great team.
“I’d like to thank everyone I’ve worked with at Soccer Saturday in that time.
“And a special thanks to all the cameramen and backroom staff who have looked
after me so well. “Perhaps there won’t be so many 0-0’s now?!”