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Martin Tyler’s replacement for Sky Sports’ Premier League commentary ‘revealed’

Martin Tyler’s replacement for Sky Sports’ Premier League commentary has seemingly been ‘revealed’ as per a report by Mail Online on Sunday.

Peter Drury is the man expected to be officially announced as Tyler’s successor by the broadcaster in due course.

This is expected to be a popular move having already impressed viewers in recent years and currently voices Premier League football for NBC Sports in the US.

He will become Skyโ€™s main commentator with the report adding that he is expected to focus on one game a week for the broadcaster, likely to be on a Sunday, Monday or a midweek fixture.

Drury, who started his broadcasting career on local radio in Leeds in 1990, will continue to present for the US audience, it is understood.

NBC is owned by Comcast, which also owns Sky. Popular with viewers, he is held in high regard by many and is viewed as a natural successor to Tyler, who departed after 33 years with Sky.

SKY SPORTS STATEMENT:

Experienced commentator Peter Drury will join Sky Sports to cover Premier League football from the 2023/24 season.

Drury has over 30 years of experience across TV and radio and will join a team of Sky Sports commentators including Rob Hawthorne, Bill Leslie, Seb Hutchinson, Dan Mann, Gary Weaver and Ian Crocker for the new campaign.

Drury, who has won multiple broadcasting awards including Football Supporters’ Association Commentator of the Year for three of the last four seasons, is already a member of the Comcast family and will continue his role with NBC, also providing commentary on their Premier League coverage.

He said: “I’m massively excited to be joining Sky’s outstanding roster of commentators. To be working on the best games week in week out with a broadcaster that has told the Premier League story since the very beginning feels like the opportunity of my career and I can’t wait to get started.”

Sky Sports director of football Gary Hughes said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Peter Drury to Sky Sports. Peter’s one of the game’s most poetic commentators and will bring great energy and enthusiasm as well as his award-winning broadcasting experience to our unrivalled coverage of the Premier League.”

Drury, also a winner of the prestigious Sports Journalists’ Association Sports Commentator of the Year award in 2020, has previously worked for BBC, ITV, Premier League Productions and BT Sport.

Here’s what fans are saying with Martin Tyler’s replacement for Sky Sports’ Premier League commentary ‘revealed’…

@PrabS8493: I though Tyler’s commentary was very sterile and I thought his reaction to certain football teams goals were questionable. Drury is quality and a major upgrade. Displays so much passion.

@ScottyT9804: Super Sunday just got better

@peter_bolster: Peter Drury joining Sky Sports. Getting even more excited for the new season. In fact, might stop going the game now

@18jc2__: Thank god, unreal upgrade ๐Ÿ˜

@LiamMelvin92: Martin Tyler retires and Peter Drury gets hired, this is the stuff of dreams! Bout time @SkySports did something right!

@dfitzgeralds: Heโ€™s already writing his prepared poetic commentary. Enthusiastic but so forced and unnatural.

@youngquincy33b: Sky sports going all out to get Peter Drury the ๐Ÿ

@Anfield_Urchin: Brilliant choice..the best in the business.

@Happyhammer76: Best commentator for me by a mile.

@MoustacheMickey: Brilliant stuff, what an upgrade.

@Barton9647: Peter Drury on Sky for PL is honestly the best thing you could ask for. This season gonna be unreal with all the 90+ winners

@HannahLFCx: Omg yesssss

@jonnylowrey: This is some upgrade ๐Ÿ‘

@PaulLFC80: Thatโ€™s what we like to hear

@James_Abbott7: That Great news, I like Peter drury when he used to work for ITV when the champions league on their channel many years ago

@subhamjindal1: The GOAT is back!

@JamesGi59737643: Sky sports subscriptions ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“ˆ

@Vikkers14Mark: Brilliant and about time

@n7gooner1886: No brainer. Best out there by miles.

@CathalRobinson: A massive upgrade, he should have been the main commentator on Sky Sports a few years ago

@MartinBeagan: Peter Drury is an absolute legend in football commentary. Itโ€™s a welcome change from the dreary Anti-Liverpool antics of Tyler. This guys injects energy, excitement and will be a massive breath of fresh air for viewers of all Premiership teams.

@WAJG_96: Yippee, now he have to endure some forced, rehearsed over dramatic speech after every huge moment

@SteveyRegs: Super news, massive upgrade ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

@BrianSpurs25: Finally Sky Sports make a right decision. Hopefully their biased commentary will be sorted out before the new season

@Covoooonia:
Martin Tyler OUT
Peter Drury IN
Sky Sports I adore you ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

@markmeehan84: Peter Drury to Sky is brilliant. One of the best out there.

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