Gary Lineker has joined the line-up of LaLigaTV to cowl the Spanish league (Image: BBC)
Earlier this yr, it was introduced that Gary, 60, had quit BT Sport after six years of presenting the Champions League on the channel.
The previous England captain defined on the time that he needed to ‘comply with Leicester throughout Europe’ together with his sons.
The previous FC Barcelona striker is certainly heading to Europe together with his subsequent position, as he’s set to cowl Spanish soccer for the 2021/22 season and additional into the long run on LaLigaTV.
The multi-year settlement will see Gary current key soccer fixtures on the channel whereas additionally making appearances on the VIVA LaLiga studio programme, which is broadcast dwell from Barcelona.
Gary stated he was ‘thrilled’ to affix the channel, having watched it repeatedly for the previous two seasons.
Gary was captain of England between 1990 and 1992, pictured right here on the 1990 Fifa World Cup quarter closing (Image: David Cannon/Allsport/Getty Photographs)
‘I’m thrilled to change into part of LaLigaTV, a channel I’ve watched each weekend for the final two seasons,’ he stated.
‘I’ve fond reminiscences of my time taking part in in Spain and really a lot stay up for sharing the joy of LaLiga with viewers within the UK and elsewhere.’
Melcior Soler, Audiovisual Director at LaLiga, expressed his pleasure over Gary becoming a member of the line-up of presenters.
‘Including Gary Lineker to our expertise pool is basically thrilling for LaLiga followers,’ he stated.
‘He has an unlimited portfolio of presenting expertise and an in-depth data of Spanish soccer. We stay up for witnessing the experience, vitality and fervour he’ll deliver to LaLigaTV.’
From 1986 to 1989, Gary performed in LaLiga as a striker for FC Barcelona, throughout which era he additionally represented England.
In 1989, Gary left FC Barcelona to affix Tottenham Hotspur for an extra three years, taking part in for Nagoya Grampus in Japan from 1992 to 1994 earlier than his retirement.
5 years after retiring from skilled soccer, Gary turned the host of BBC’s Match of the Day.
On Twitter, Gary stated he was ‘delighted to affix’ LaLigaTV as quite a few soccer followers congratulated him on his new position.
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