Robbie Keane made his punditry debut for Sky Sports on coverage of Spurs against Newcastle 1 year ago

Robbie Keane made his punditry debut for Sky Sports on coverage of Spurs against Newcastle

The Premier League is back and there some new faces in the punditry studio.

With Thierry Henry deciding to quit Sky Sports over the summer, the broadcasters have a free slot on their panel. So, for Sky's coverage of Tottenham against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon, they gave Robbie Keane and Shola Ameobi their punditry debut on the station.

The pair made their first appearance on Sky alongside regular Jamie Redknapp.

Ameobi was a cult hero for the Magpies and Keane was one of Tottenham's best strikers during the Premier League era.

The Dubliner spent eight years at Spurs across two spells, captaining the side and scoring 122 goals in 306 games. He was part of the Tottenham team that won the League Cup in 2008, their last piece of silverware, and formed a brilliant strike-partnership with Dimitar Berbatov.

Keane, who turned 38 in July, said on the show that he still hasn't retired and that he has some offers that he is mulling over. He joked that he thought Ameobi had retired five years ago. The former Newcastle striker had a spell with Notts County last season but is currently without a club.

Keane last played for ATK in the Indian Super League, where he finished the season as player-manager.

The former Republic of Ireland striker had a solid start to life as a pundit and could have a future in the Sky studio.

There were a few obvious jokes.

But most viewers were happy to see Ireland's record goalscorer.