Gary Lineker has announced that he will no longer be the face of BT Sport’s UEFA Champions League coverage.
Saturday’s Champions League final meeting of Chelsea and Manchester City will be his last with the subscription-based network.
Lineker says he turned down an offer to renew his contract from BT, preferring instead to follow Leicester City across Europe with his sons
“Porto’s mouth-watering all-English final this weekend will be my final Champions League show for BT Sport,Lineker said .
“I’ve loved hosting the best club tournament in world football and I’m genuinely proud of being part of their truly groundbreaking coverage over the past 6 years.
“I would like to thank BT Sport for the generous renewal offer, but after much thought, I have decided to call it a day.
“I feel it’s time to do things that I’ve always promised myself I’d do: such as follow Leicester across Europe with my sons (how many opportunities will we have?).
“A big thank you to everyone at BT Sport, both in front of the camera and behind. You’re one hell of a team. It’s been a joy working with you. Well played.”
The 60-year old will continue hosting the BBC’s Match of the Day, as well as the Beeb’s Euro 2020 coverage.