Soccer Saturday presenter odds: Julian Warren and Laura Woods in contention to replace Jeff Stelling, Piers Morgan 100/1
JEFF STELLING will step down as host of Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday at the end of the campaign.
And bookmakers Ladbrokes are already predicting who will replace the legendary presenter in the hot seat.
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The Sky Sports veteran announced his decision to step down after 27 years on last week's show to a standing ovation from his penal of guests.
The 66-year-old said: "This is my decision. There has been no pressure. Sky have been absolutely brilliant with me, as they always have done.
"I am not intending to retire but it is time to let somebody else have a go at what is the best job in the world.
"I wouldn't want to get to the stage where I'm calling Raith Rovers 'Roth Ravers'.
"I'm going to be here until May, when I'll be leaving the show and the company."
Ladbrokes make Julian Warren the most likely candidate to fill the void at odds of 11/10.
Next Soccer Saturday Presenter
- Julian Warren – 11/10
- David Jones – 2/1
- Hayley McQueen – 5/2
- Kelly Cates – 4/1
- Laura Woods – 5/1
- Kirsty Gallagher – 6/1
- Pete Graves – 6/1
- Charlotte Coleman – 7/1
- Tom White – 7/1
- Adam Leventhal – 8/1
- David Garrido – 8/1
- Gary Lineker – 33/1
- Adrian Chiles – 50/1
- Gary Neville – 75/1
- Jamie Carragher – 75/1
- Piers Morgan – 100/1
- Warwick Davis – 100/1
- Chris Kamara – 100/1
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Warren is the long-serving understudy to Stelling and the host of Sky Sports' midweek show Gillette Soccer Special.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "After 25 unbelievable years, Jeff Stelling has called time on his Soccer Saturday career.
"And the latest odds suggest Julian Warren will be stepping in as his replacement."
David Jones, the face of Sky's Super Sunday coverage, is next in the betting market at 2/1 having first started on Sky Sports News in 1998.
Hayley McQueen is close behind at 5/2 with Kelly Cates, Laura Woods and Kirsty Gallagher following any 4/1, 5/1 and 6/1.
Elsewhere Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville are 75/1 apiece ahead of rank outsiders, Piers Morgan, Warwick Davis and Chris Kamara – who are all available at 100/1.
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