Hugely popular Peter Drury snapped up by Sky Sports after Martin Tyler's departure
Peter Drury is set to replace Martin Tyler as the new voice of Premier League football on Sky Sports.
The Daily Mail have reported that the 55-year-old, who currently commentates on Premier League football in the US, will become the main voice after Sky opted not to renew the contract of Tyler in what is likely to prove to be a popular move.
It is believed that Drury will continue his work with US broadcasters and will likely cover one game a week for Sky.
Some of Drury's commentary during the World Cup went down very well with viewers, most notably his vivd account of Morocco's quarter final triumph over Portugal.
“Drink it in Casablanca, relish it Rabat," bellowed Drury that night, "this is your night. See it from atop the Atlas Mountains, all above the Marrakech express, a night Morocco would never forget."
Drury says he's 'massively excited' to be joining Sky's team.
BREAKING: Experienced commentator Peter Drury will officially join Sky Sports to cover Premier League football from the 2023/24 season! 🚨🎙️ pic.twitter.com/ABFr59sBol
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 18, 2023
He said: "I'm massively excited to be joining Sky's outstanding roster of commentators. To be working on the best games week in week out with a broadcaster that has told the Premier League story since the very beginning feels like the opportunity of my career and I can't wait to get started."
After the news of his departure was revealed, Tyler said: “In my humble opinion, the huge corporation Sky is today has stemmed from Sky Sports’ innovative and inspired coverage of the Premier League.
“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.”
Sky Sports’ director of football, Gary Hughes, added: “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.
“’The Voice’ will always be synonymous with the Premier League and Sky Sports.
“When you think of commentary, you think of Martin Tyler. ‘Collymore closing in’ [from Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Newcastle in 1996] and ‘Aguerrrrrroooooooooo’ are two of the greatest moments in Premier League history.
“We thank him and wish him all the very best for the future.”