Thursday, August 27, 2020

Scott Minto confirms he is the latest casualty of Sky's sackings

Scott Minto has revealed he has also been axed by Sky Sports.

The former Chelsea defender has been let go just 24 hours after Matt Le Tissier and his fellow Soccer Saturday pundits Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson were also cut.

The three long-serving football experts were given the boot on Tuesday in a remarkable move by the TV company who have been aggressively cutting staff numbers.

Minto wrote on Twitter: “It is with a heavy heart that after 13 incredible years with Sky Sports I share the news that I will no longer be working with Sky and be part of their ongoing football coverage.

“While the decision wasn’t mine, I leave Sky with nothing but fond memories of covering the EFL, Play-Off’s, Carabao Cup, Spanish Football, Revista De La Liga, and many more.”

Minto, 49, continued: “It has been a truly fantastic experience and a privilege to work with, and alongside, so many talented individuals. 

“I would like to wish the staff and teams at Sky all the very best for the forthcoming season - a season which is set to be truly spectacular both in the Premier League and EFL.”

He added: “ I am hugely excited by the future and will be sharing news soon of my next project. I look forward to being back on the screen soon.”

Minto began working for Sky Sports in 2007 after a playing career that included spells with Charlton, Benfica, West Ham and Rotherham in addition to the three years he spent at Stamford Bridge.