Sport news Dan Walker to step down as presenter of Football Focus at the end of the season after 12 years at the helm... with Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott the favourites to take over and 50-1 longshot Piers Morgan joking 'I start Saturday!'  Metinews.co

MetiNews.Com - Walker joined the show at the beginning of the 2009-10 season and has been involved through many memorable footballing moments, having taken the show to Afghanistan among other feats.

Sport news Dan Walker to step down as presenter of Football Focus at the end of the season after 12 years at the helm... with Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott the favourites to take over and 50-1 longshot Piers Morgan joking 'I start Saturday!'  Metinews.co

MetiNews.Com - Walker joined the show at the beginning of the 2009-10 season and has been involved through many memorable footballing moments, having taken the show to Afghanistan among other feats.

Sport news  Dan Walker to step down as presenter of Football Focus at the end of the season after 12 years at the helm... with Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott the favourites to take over and 50-1 longshot Piers Morgan joking 'I start Saturday!'  Metinews.co
08 April 2021 - 11:01

Breaking News ! Dan Walker is stepping down as presenter of Football Focus after 12 years at the helm of the popular football magazine show, he has announced.Walker joined the show at the beginning of the 2009-10 season and has been involved through many memorable footballing moments, having taken the show to Afghanistan among other achievements. The 44-year-old is one of Football Focus' longest-serving presenters and his last show will coincide with the end of the current season on Saturday, May 22.  Dan Walker will step down as presenter of Football Focus at the end of the 2020-21 campaignA little announcement... pic.twitter.com/5mqmUpIhYv— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) April 8, 2021 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next PSG sporting director Leonardo suggests star attackers... ED CLANCY: Re-opening our cycling academy has been... Scots Paralympic medallist Andrew Mullen is among the lucky... Frustrated Newcastle fans plot to BUY a stake in the club... Share this article Share 55 shares Walker, who also presents BBC Breakfast and for BBC Sport, will continue in those roles and will work at this summer's Tokyo Olympics.  'It has been an amazing 12 years and I have loved every second of it,' Walker said of his time on the show in a video posted to Twitter. 'I am so proud of the job we've done, the changes we've made and issues we've looked at while the football landscape changed immeasurably. Having said that, after 12 years it is time for someone else to take the reigns.  The 44-year-old has presented the magazine show for 12 years but will step down this summer Walker said he will miss the show's 'magic' but it is time for someone else to take the reigns Jenas favourite to present Football Focus  Jermaine Jenas: 2/1 Alex Scott: 5/1 Eilidh Barbour: 8/1 Mark Chapman: 10/1 Gabby Logan: 14/1Micah Richards: 20/1Jacqui Oatley: 22/1 Gary Lineker: 25/1Clare Balding: 33/1Piers Morgan: 50/1Odds provided by BetFair  adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement 'I am really going to miss the magic of the programme, the opportunities it has given me, the great friends I have made along the way and the thousands of conversations I have had with people who love the show just as much as I do.

.'Match of the Day pundit Jermaine Jenas is the bookmakers' favourite to take over from Walker, having enjoyed presenting stints on The One Show, another of the BBC's magazine show.Former England international and pundit Alex Scott is also a frontrunner, with the bookies listing her at 5-1 odds. Meanwhile, former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan reacted to Walker's impending departure, joking: 'I start Saturday'. The 56-year-old is a longshot at 50-1 odds to take the Football Focus hotseat. Manish Bhasin, former host of The Football League Show on the BBC, tweeted: 'Well played Dan. A great show to host - it’s become a real institution over the years. Looking forward to seeing who picks up the baton...'   Walker will continue presenting BBC Breakfast and will work at this summer's Tokyo Olympics Manish Bhasin, ex-presenter of The Football League Show, hailed Walker after his update Former GMB presenter Piers Morgan joked that he will take over from the popular presenterPhilip Bernie, Head of TV at BBC Sport, added: 'Dan has been exceptional as presenter of Football Focus for the last 12 years. 'He is a top-class broadcaster who has brought authority, wit and fun to the show, always working so well with such warmth with the guests on the show.'We are extremely grateful for all he given to Focus, and will continue to enjoy watching him on the BBC's sport output as well as the wider BBC.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next PSG sporting director Leonardo suggests star attackers... ED CLANCY: Re-opening our cycling academy has been... Scots Paralympic medallist Andrew Mullen is among the lucky... Frustrated Newcastle fans plot to BUY a stake in the club... Share this article Share 55 shares

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Sport news Dan Walker to step down as presenter of Football Focus at the end of the season after 12 years at the helm... with Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott the favourites to take over and 50-1 longshot Piers Morgan joking 'I start Saturday!'  Metinews.co


Sport news Dan Walker to step down as presenter of Football Focus at the end of the season after 12 years at the helm... with Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott the favourites to take over and 50-1 longshot Piers Morgan joking 'I start Saturday!'  Metinews.co


Sport news Dan Walker to step down as presenter of Football Focus at the end of the season after 12 years at the helm... with Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott the favourites to take over and 50-1 longshot Piers Morgan joking 'I start Saturday!'  Metinews.co


Sport news Dan Walker to step down as presenter of Football Focus at the end of the season after 12 years at the helm... with Jermaine Jenas and Alex Scott the favourites to take over and 50-1 longshot Piers Morgan joking 'I start Saturday!'  Metinews.co

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