Peter Drury 'to replace Martin Tyler as Sky Sports lead commentator'
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Peter Drury will replace Martin Tyler as Sky Sports' lead Premier League commentator, it has been reported.
The broadcaster announced on Saturday that Tyler would be leaving his role after over 30 years behind the microphone at Sky.
He joined the company in 1990, and was installed as their lead commentator for the opening season of the Premier League in 1992.
In a statement to The Telegraph, the 77-year-old said: "It has been a privilege to play a small part in the broadcasting history of the greatest league in the world.
"Along the way, I have worked alongside legions of wonderful professionals in all aspects of the television industry. I thank them all for their support and expertise. It has been an honour to be a member of a very gifted team."
Now, Sky have reportedly already sourced his replacement - and it is a huge name in the world of football commentary.
Sky 'pick Martin Tyler replacement'
According to the Daily Mail, Drury has agreed to become the broadcaster's main commentator from next season following Tyler's departure.
It is added that he is held in 'high regard' by many and viewed as a 'natural successor' to Sky's longest-serving Premier League commentator.
Drury, who also calls Premier League action for NBC in the United States, is reportedly set to combine that role with his new position. It is expected that Drury will focus on one game per week on Sky.
His impending appointment will no doubt go down well with viewers, with his poetic commentary and style making him one of the most popular broadcasters in football.
The 55-year-old has previously worked with BBC and ITV on their football coverage, and currently features on Amazon Prime. He also covers matches for BT Sport and CBS Sports, as well as featuring on host broadcasts for international tournaments.