Scott Minto sacked by Sky Sports as presenter latest to be binned by broadcaster

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Scott Minto has become the latest big name on Sky Sports to be sacked after 13 years working for the broadcaster.

He follows Soccer Saturday trio Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas in being axed.

The 49-year-old has fronted coverage of the EFL and La Liga football on Sky for years.

But ex-Chelsea and West Ham defender Minto has now been chopped by Sky, who have made some ruthless cuts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic this year.

The broadcaster is making mass changes to their coverage of sport, with favourite Soccer Saturday set for big changes too.

It remains to be seen if more familiar faces will leave the company ahead of the new Premier League season getting underway in a fortnight.

Reacting to the personal blow, Minto said: "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-Offs, Carabao Cup, Spanish football, Revista De La Liga and many more.

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"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 best for the coming season – a season which is set to be truly spectacular both in the Premier League and EFL.

"I am hugely excited by the future and will be sharing news soon of my next project. I look forward to being back on screen very soon."

Sky Sports released a statement on their decision regarding axing Le Tissier, Nicholas and Thompson this week.

It read: “We are changing some parts of our football coverage – Matt, Charlie and Phil have done a great job for us over the years, and they will leave us with our sincere thanks and very best wishes.”

Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling was hit hard by the shock announcement.

He posted on Twitter: "One of my saddest days ever at Sky Sports with the departure of three of my best mates. They have been part of a team that for me was the best.”

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