Graeme Souness wanted to stay for one more year at Sky Sports before it was decided he would leave
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Graeme Souness has revealed he wanted to stay with Sky Sports for one more year.
The former Scotland international had been working regularly as a pundit on the channel for over a decade.
Reflecting on his time with Sky Sports, Souness said at the time: “I was given an opportunity to do this and it was magnificent. It has just been the most fantastic time for me.
“I love football, l care about football and l worry about it going forward, but in Sky's hands it is in good hands, it is in safe hands.”
Now, in a recent interview with The Guardian, Souness has revealed that he wanted to stay on for one more year.
When asked if the decision was his or Sky Sports’, he said: “Mutual. I mean, I was keen to stay another year. They thought it would be a good idea that we called it a day, gave their reasons and I accepted that and have zero complaints about Sky.
“I worked for them maybe 15 years solid – but it’s more like 20 years. They’ve been great for me, gave me the weekends to look forward to, the buzz of live football.”
Souness did hint that he could be back on our TV screens as a pundit soon, he added: “But I’m talking to other people and we’ll go again. There’s life in the old dog yet.”
Souness has also claimed that no club will be able to stop Manchester City in the near future.
He said: “Man City have the best group of players in the history of the English game.
“So unless it’s [Erling] Haaland, the goalkeeper [Ederson] or [Kevin] De Bruyne coming off, every other substitution is like for like. That’s never happened before. They’re going to take some stopping.”