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Jeff Stelling Discusses The Rumours He's Leaving Soccer Saturday

Jeff Stelling Discusses The Rumours He's Leaving Soccer Saturday

With the new Premier League about to get underway, things are going to look a little bit different on the Soccer Saturday panel following Sky's decision to let Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson, and Charlie Nicholas.

The changes are in keeping with the show's history because over the years, Soccer Saturday has frequently changed its lineup with panellists including Frank McLintock, Alan Brazil, Clive Allen, Rodney Marsh and Gordon McQueen all featuring.

Paul Merson will still be a regular contributor, alongside the likes of  Tony Cottee, Iain Dowie, Chris Kamara, and more.

Regarding the departures of Thompson, Le Tissier, and Nicholas, Sky released a statement which said: “We are changing some parts of our football coverage – Matt, Charlie and Phil have done a great job for us over the years, and they will leave us with our sincere thanks and very best wishes.”

However, there has been some speculation about Stelling's future and the broadcaster released the following statement via Twitter:

"Thanks for all the messages of support - and even for most of those who have a different view as I believe in free speech. So far no discussions have taken place, no decisions made. Only I know what I am thinking but it is important to listen to all arguments. Thanks again."

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The Sun published an article which stated their belief that Stelling was going to walk away from the show. However, the Soccer Saturday host has denied that story.

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