Celtic supporting radio host Alan Brazil is to enter ‘semi-retirement’ and only appear on his morning breakfast show twice a week, he’s revealed in his Sunday Post column today (15/03 print edition, post-match supplement page 16).
Brazil is one of the more prominent pro-Celtic voices on the UK sports media scene and although his views haven’t always chimed with sections of the support, he remains an avid follower of the Scottish champions.
There now could be a bit less post-weekend chat about the Hoops on our airwaves then, with Brazil re-focusing his efforts into end-of-week timeslots.
As quoted by The Sunday Post (15/03 print edition, post-match supplement page 16), he said: “After 20 years of early-morning starts, Monday to Friday, that’s me entering into semi-retirement with talkSPORT.
“From this week, I’ll only be assaulting the airwaves on Thursdays and Fridays.
“But I’ll still be hurting your eardrums in the build-up to the weekend’s football action – whenever it restarts – and around even more when the big events come along.”
Brazil has been at this game for a long time, notoriously enjoying himself the night before his early morning broadcasts on occasion.
Clearly he’s earned a bit of rest and a graceful exit from the morning breakfast scene, though apparently isn’t keen on completely hanging up his microphone.
Having had Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon on his show plenty in the past, giving Celtic a platform on the UK-wide scene, it’ll be interesting to see if that sort of coverage continues with Brazil not as prominent on the station.
Maybe his newfound freedom will even allow him to take in more Celtic games when the action restarts.