Who Could Replace Andy Gray as the new voice of Sky Sports?

January 28, 2011 | Filed Under: Blog, Blog Today, UK Box Update 
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With Andy Gray opening his mouth way too much without thinking about what is about to be thrown out, his outbursts towards women both at Sky Sports and the first female official in the Premier League have landed him in hot water.
The temperature seemed to have been turned up after not only women issued comments of disgust but also men, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand chipping in his thoughts about the wrongful comment via his Twitter account.
The pressure seemed to be too high for Sky Sports and they opted to sack the pundit, leaving the former player out of a job and still within the public limelight.
Now that both Gray and Richard Keys have both been removed from duty, there are two spaces that the company need to fill as soon as possible so we are looking at 6 possible replacements for their consideration.

1. Sam Allardyce
The former football manager has recently been sacked from his position at Blackburn Rovers and his experience and knowledge and it seems that an offer placed to him could well be greatly received.
The odds on ‘Big Sam’ to take the seat are currently running at 25/1.

2. Graeme Souness
Yet another former football manager that is in the running and with the passion and knowledge of the game that Souness possesses, he could be a great replacement for fellow countryman Gray.

3. Gary Neville
Manchester United defender Gary Neville has been named as a possible replacement and although it seems to be a long shot but rumour has it that with his age climbing and his playing days soon to be past him, that he has signed a pre-contract with Sky.
It will be an alteration from the standard playing mentality that he is so used too but could he truly make the step over to being a pundit.

4. Glenn Hoddle
It seems that the front runners for the position are all coming out of the football management woodwork and one of the second favourites is former Tottenham manager Glen Hoddle.
Although he isn’t considered to be one of the most exciting options for Sky Sports to consider, you can only think that the knowledge that he possesses could mean that he would be well suited to the job.

5. Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate has emerged as one of the favourites to take over the role at Sky Sports and with a proven track record within the field after undertaking the post at the BBC.
With the BBC already offering the former player and football manager a way into the market, it seems that it could come down to how much Sky Sports are willing to offer him.
A strong option for the company and a well liked pundit within the fan community.

6.  Andy Townsend he is currently working as part of ITV Sports live coverage but you never know money talks and he could make a switch, a very good pundit who knows the game well.

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