Gillette Soccer Saturday Icon Could Retire in the Near Future After 40-Year Career

Danny Ryan

Gillette Soccer Saturday anchorman Jeff Stelling is contemplating retiring from the demanding show after a glittering career as a presenter, according to the ​Daily Star.

The 62-year-old has been in the game nearly 40 years and has become a staple feature in England's football broadcasting.

The renowned Hartlepool fan is said to be keen on a life of sunshine away from the hectic Sky Sports match day studio.

He said: “I don’t know how much longer I’ll do presenting. I’ve done it for 40 years.

“I am not sure how long it will go on for. I might want to put my feet up. I am getting on – the next decision will be retirement.”

The father-of-three started off as a football reporter for Radio Tees before making his way up the ladder, but is set on a life in Portugal with his family.

He said: “I want to stick my feet up on the beach. We spend as much time as we can in Portugal when it isn’t the football season. I love it there. I’d be very happy to spend a bit more time out there.”

Stelling also went on to confess that due to the nature of the Saturday show, he has become a target for certain fans.

“Every football supporter thinks you dislike their team. It’s something that goes with the territory. It is not true, of course. I try to be as neutral as possible.”

Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling
Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling

The charismatic presenter has given us some joyous moments over the years and 3 pm kickoffs just simply will not be the same without him.

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