Martin Tyler missed out on winning the Premier League title for the first time in 20 YEARS due to a sore throat
Martin Tyler was unable to cover a Premier League trophy contest for the first time in 20 YEARS on Sunday due to a sore throat. The 77-year-old is hoping to cover the final day of La Liga, the FA Cup final and the Champions League final
Sky Sports senior commentator Martin Tyler has been unable to cover a Premier League cup win for the first time in 20 years due to a sore throat.
As Mail Sport’s Ahead of the Game revealed, the 77-year-old was set to comment on Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Chelsea and the subsequent title celebration at the Etihad Stadium.
However, he had to resign and was replaced by Rob Hawthorne.
Tyler carried on despite the sore throat as he commented on Brighton’s 3-0 win at Arsenal last weekend.
However, his symptoms worsened over the week and he decided to step aside.
Martin Tyler has not commented on a Premier League cup win for the first time in 20 years
Sky Sports’ lead commentator, 77, missed Man City’s title celebration with a sore throat
He has now worked at Sky for more than 30 years and has no intention of retiring just yet
He is now hoping to return to work for Sky’s coverage of the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Tyler also wants to commentate on the FA Cup final and Champions League final for international broadcasters.
mail port reported in early May that Tyler has no intention of following Jeff Stelling and top pundit (and Mail Sport columnist) Graeme Souness, who announced his departure in April, out the exit door at Sky.
Tyler demonstrated his remarkable work ethic by commentating on three live Premier League games in four days for Sky in May and is determined to continue next season.
Stelling and Souness both gave up their positions at Sky, with neither retiring but instead stepping down from working with the broadcaster.
However, Tyler is determined to stay as long as possible and continue to build on his legacy as one of the greatest corporate commentators of all time.
He has been with Sky as for over 30 years and is ready to start another year on the mic when the new season starts this summer.
Sky Sports, meanwhile, are planning to set an internal appointment to replace Jeff Stelling as presenter of Soccer Saturday for next season after the veteran presenter announced his retirement on last weekend’s programme.