Football fans are split over Martin Tyler's legacy in the beautiful game – after the legendary commentator announced he was leaving Sky Sports.
Tyler, 77, has been the voice of the Premier League, ever since the league launched in 1992. However, in a statement via The Telegraph, Tyler said: "In my humble opinion, the huge corporation Sky is today has stemmed from Sky Sports’ innovative and inspired coverage of the Premier League.
"It has been a privilege to play a small part in the broadcasting history of the greatest league in the world. Along the way, I have worked alongside legions of wonderful professionals in all aspects of the television industry. I thank them all for their support and expertise. It has been an honour to be a member of a very gifted team.”
However, while some fans have praised his career, others have suggested the exit was overdue.
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"Great servant, but also a few seasons overdue," one fan tweeted. While a second added: "Been great at the first few years but lately… It’s been coming!"
"Probably for the best, his enthusiasm took a nose dive. On some teams, he could barely hype up a goal. Could have been watching golf," a third said. And another added: “Excellent! He was good ages ago, these days he's so subdued and boring to listen to.”
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Gary Hughes, Sky Sports’ director of football added: “Everyone at Sky Sports would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Martin for his unparalleled contribution and dedication to our coverage over the last 30 years.
‘The Voice’ will always be synonymous with the Premier League and Sky Sports. When you think of commentary, you think of Martin Tyler. ‘Collymore closing in’ [from Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Newcastle in 1996] and ‘Aguerrrrrroooooooooo’ are two of the greatest moments in Premier League history. We thank him and wish him all the very best for the future.”
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