Gary Lineker’s new role
Gary Lineker has been unveiled as the new host of LaLiga TV, covering all things regarding Spanish football, in a “multi-year deal”, following his departure from BT Sport.
It was thought that the Englishman would hang up the microphone for good following the Champions League final, which he announced would be his final gig for BT.
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In his farewell, he said that it was a chance to “Follow Leicester across Europe with his sons”, something that may now be in jeopardy with his new deal.
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Speaking to LaLiga.com, Lineker said:
‘I’m thrilled to become a part of LaLigaTV, a channel I’ve watched every weekend for the last two seasons. I have fond memories of my time playing in Spain and very much look forward to sharing the excitement of LaLiga with viewers in the UK and elsewhere.’
Meanwhile, the channel’s audiovisual director Melcior Soler commented:
‘Adding Gary Lineker to our talent pool is really exciting for LaLiga fans. He has a vast portfolio of presenting experience and an in-depth knowledge of Spanish football. We look forward to witnessing the expertise, energy and passion he will bring to LaLigaTV.’
How can you watch La Liga TV?
La Liga TV is available as an add-on to Amazon Prime video, with viewers able to purchase a subscription for just seven pounds a month. It is also available on Sky and Virgin channels through Premier Sports.
It is the only place to get 24/7 La Liga coverage, and watch some of the best players in the world strut their stuff.
And of course, there’s now Gary Lineker.
This article was edited by Josh Barker.