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Is Jeff Stelling Retiring? Fans Want To Know

By Sriyukta Pradhananga | August 6, 2022 04:52 PM

Jeff Stelling is a familiar face that you see on your screens every Saturday afternoon as he presents the Sky Show, Soccer Saturday ( Source : Inews )

After working with Sky Sports for three decades, the veteran sportscaster Jeff Stelling was to retire at the end of the 2021-22 season.

Jeff Stelling is a name many football fans will be familiar with as they have seen the charming commentator with encyclopedic knowledge every Saturday afternoon on the successful Sky Sports show, Soccer Saturday.

Following his retirement news in October, fans were disappointed knowing they would not see their favorite football commentator for the coming seasons. 

But hold on, football fans, we have some good news for you.

  • Jeff Stelling, Paul Merson, and Tim Sherwood will continue to host Soccer Saturday for the 2022-23 season.
  • Stelling in March took a sensational U-Turn and decided to remain on the Sky show for at least one more season.
  • The 67 years old realized he was not ready to say goodbye to his Sky Sports team.

Is Jeff Stelling retiring?

Jeff Stelling is not retiring, and you can watch him on Sky Sports for the whole of the 2022-23 season. Stelling made a shocking U-turn at the end of March 2022.

After announcing in October 2021 that he would retire at the end of the season, the 67 years old had a change of heart as he decided to continue working with Sky Sports for one more season.

The sports presenter is the favorite presenter of many worldwide and they were left devastated with his initial announcement.
The sports presenter is the favorite presenter of many worldwide and they were left devastated with his initial announcement. ( Source : Adityapandey )

The Hartlepool fan and veteran presenter of Soccer Saturday said in March, "Sky Sports is my home, and the Soccer Saturday team are a big part of my life."

The veteran further added that he was thrilled to continue working with Sky Sports and excited to move the show forward and create engaging content for fans every Saturday afternoon.

The vibrant commentator is famous for his one liners and his funny remarks but overall he is an experienced veteran of the game with excellent knowledge
The vibrant commentator is famous for his one liners and his funny remarks but overall he is an experienced veteran of the game with excellent knowledge ( Source : Theathletic )

It's unclear in which field the veteran will embark after the end of the 2022 season.

He previously said he has always intended to continue working and was presented with many offers back in October.

So if it's not on Sky Sports, we will see the charming Jeff Stelling entertaining football fans from other football-related content.

Is Jeff Stelling Leaving Sky Sports?

Jeff had made it clear that he had no whatsoever fall out with his current employers and was happily working with them.

The commentator was full of compliments for Sky Sports and said how supportive the sports channel has been during personal turmoil.

Sky Sports are happy that their main man Stelling agreed to stay for 2022-23 season and Stelling in the past has always been grateful to his employers
Sky Sports are happy that their main man Stelling agreed to stay for 2022-23 season and Stelling in the past has always been grateful to his employers ( Source : Independent )

 Jonathan Licht, the managing director of Sky Sports, was thrilled about the prospect of working with Stelling for one more season and also said that the fans probably share the same feeling. 

Licht further talked about the impact Stelling has had on Sky Sports and said that they could never get enough of Stelling and couldn't wait to see more of his broadcasting magic on the screens.

Who Is Jeff Stelling's Replacement?

Sky Sports had approached Mark Chapman, the BBC presenter, to replace Stelling after his initial announcement.

But it looks like Mark will continue his work on Match of the Day 2 and other varieties of live programs on BBC Radio 5 live.

Mark Chapman was one of the commentators who tipped to be Jeff Stelling's replacement. Chapman is currently working for BBC shows.
Mark Chapman was one of the commentators who tipped to be Jeff Stelling's replacement. Chapman is currently working for BBC shows. ( Source : Prolificnorth )

Julian Warren was another person who was in line to replace Jeff Stelling.

Warren has worked for Sky Sports for 15 years and hosts Soccer Special, a midweek edition of Soccer Saturday.

On occasions when Stelling is absent, Julian takes his place.

What Is Jeff Stelling's Net Worth?

Jeff Stelling's current net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jeff's earnings came from three decades of presenting sports news with Sky Sports.

He currently lives in the peaceful area of Bishop's Waltham in South Hampshire with his wife, Liz.

After working more than three decades in the sports and TV world, it's for sure that Stelling has racked up a lot of money to help him live a lavish lifestyle
After working more than three decades in the sports and TV world, it's for sure that Stelling has racked up a lot of money to help him live a lavish lifestyle ( Source : Mediianews )

Stelling joined Sky Sports in 1992 and would cover horse racing, snooker, and darts.

After two years, he joined Sports Saturday, which was rebranded as Gillette Soccer Saturday in 1998.

Jeff has covered Champions League games between the 2011 and 2015 seasons.

He was the presenter for the Channel 4 Quiz show Countdown(2009-2011) and ITV game show Alphabetical (2016-2017).

How many kids does Jeff Stelling have?

Jeff has two sons, Robbie and Mathew.

When does Jeff Stelling celebrate his birthday?

Jeff Stelling celebrates his birthday every year on March 18.

Why did Jeff Stelling want to quit Sky Sports?

Jeff has cited that he wanted to experience something different after working for more than three decades in the same field.

Where did Jeff Stelling grow up?

Jeff Stelling was born and raised in Hartlepool.

Which club does Jeff Stelling support?

Jeff Stelling supports Hartlepool F.C.

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