Veteran Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler, who has been providing live coverage of the Premier League for over three decades, is retiring from his role at Sky Sports.
The 77-year-old has commentated on numerous matches throughout his career, including those in the Premier League, Champions League, and international tournaments.
His iconic moment came when he exclaimed “Aguero-o-o-o!!” while describing Sergio Aguero’s goal that secured the title for Manchester City in the 2011-12 season. This particular moment is still etched in people’s memories.
“Everyone at Sky Sports would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Martin for his unparalleled contribution and dedication to our coverage over the last 30 years,” Gary Hughes, Sky Sports’ director of football said on Saturday.
“‘The Voice’ will always be synonymous with the Premier League and Sky Sports. When you think of commentary, you think of Martin Tyler.”
Tyler had a long career at Sky, which started when the Premier League was established in 1992. He began his broadcasting journey at ITV and was part of the team covering the 1978 World Cup.
He went on to lead ITV’s commentary team for the 1982 World Cup and 1984 European Championships, and also provided coverage for the 1986 World Cup. In 1990, he joined British Satellite Broadcasting’s Sports Channel, which later merged with Sky.
“In my humble opinion, the huge corporation Sky is today has stemmed from Sky Sports’ innovative and inspired coverage of the Premier League,” Tyler said.
Many people who Tyler commented on and worked with have sent an outpouring of tributes to Tyler.
“Martin is one of the all time legends of the commentary box,” former Liverpool defender and now Sky Sports analyst Jamie Carragher said on Twitter. “Aguerooooo is one of the most iconic commentary lines in the history of the game!”
According to Sky Sports, Tyler will depart from the organization prior to the commencement of the upcoming season.