Former footballer turned studio pundit Graeme Souness announced on Sunday that he is leaving his role at Sky Sports after 15 years. Souness was in the studio as Tottenham took on Liverpool in the Premier League at Anfield.
Following the coverage of the match, which ended 4-3 in favor of Liverpool, Souness bid an emotional farewell to the viewers along with the other hosts. Sky Sports also released a video as tribute for the Liverpool legend who started his career at Spurs.
The video was captioned: “After 15 years with Sky Sports, today marks Graeme Souness’ last appearance with us. Thanks for the memories Graeme.”
After 15 years with Sky Sports, today marks Graeme Souness’ last appearance with us.
Thanks for the memories Graeme ❤️ pic.twitter.com/izaNOupWOl
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 30, 2023
“I was given an opportunity to do this and it was magnificent,” Souness said. “It has just been the most fantastic time for me.”
“I love football, l care about football and l worry about it going forward, but in Sky’s hands it is in good hands, it is in safe hands,” he added.
Souness is a former player and manager who had a successful career in England, Scotland and Italy. He played as a midfielder for teams such as Liverpool, Rangers and Sampdoria, winning multiple trophies and awards. He also represented Scotland in four World Cups and three European Championships, earning 54 caps. After retiring as a player, he became a manager of several clubs, including Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
As a pundit, Souness is known for his honest and sometimes controversial analysis, as well as his clashes with other pundits such as Jamie Redknapp and Roy Keane. He has also been a vocal supporter of his former club Liverpool, often praising their manager Jurgen Klopp and their players.