Sky Sports are revamping their Scottish football coverage for the 2023/24 season and former Celtic striker Chris Sutton is part of the plans.
Sutton is regularly found on BT Sport talking about Scottish football and covering Celtic’s games in Europe. He’s also involved with Viaplay for domestic cup action.
He’s also been prominent in the English media, presenting BBC Radio 5 Live phone-ins and writing a regular column in The Daily Mail.
Chris Sutton moves to freshen up stale Sky Sports coverage
Now he’ll be back on punditry duties for the Bhoys’ week-to-week league action with exclusive rights holders Sky Sports, alongside James McFadden, Kris Boyd and presenter Eilidh Barbour, say The Scottish Sun.
The news was reported on Sunday night but there’s a decent chance it’s gone under the radar for you, given all the noise surrounding Ange Postecoglou’s imminent move to Tottenham Hotspur and Celtic’s search for a new manager.
It means Boyd’s antics and discussion of Celtic will not continue to go unchallenged. The former Rangers man can often dominate panel discussions and nobody really gets involved in a back-and-forth, even the Celtic-minded people in the studio.
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That will assuredly change with Sutton in the building, who loves a wind-up and always directly puts across his views live on air.
Sky Sports’ Scottish footballing programming has needed freshening up for a while now. Given they hold the SPFL contract until 2029, it’s good news for all of us if they make it as entertaining as possible.
It’d also be great to see them add extra shows to the mix now that Sutton is on board, such as a magazine show or a Friday night panel offering. The passion and drama of Scottish football is unmatched and Sky can do a lot more to highlight what everyone loves about it.