Scott Minto confirms he is the latest casualty of Sky's sackings

Scott Minto is the latest big name to be sacked by Sky Sports as he follows Soccer Saturday trio Matt Le Tissier, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson out of the door

  • Sky Sports are revamping their football talent across their television coverage 
  • Matt Le Tissier, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson have all been sacked 
  • Presenter Scott Minto is the latest to be told there is no longer a role for him  

Scott Minto has confirmed he has left Sky Sports, as the broadcaster continues to make sweeping changes across its football coverage. 

The former West Ham and Chelsea defender had been the face of their LaLiga and EFL coverage for 13 years, but has been told his services are no longer required. 

It follows the sacking of Soccer Saturday trio Matt Le Tissier, Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson, which were revealed on Wednesday. 

Scott Minto (right) is the latest former player to be made redundant by Sky Sports this summer

Taking to Twitter to announce the news himself, Minto wrote: ‘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-Off’s, Carabao Cup, Spanish Football, Revista De La Liga, and many more.

Minto had fronted Sky Sports’ EFL coverage, as well as presenting their LaLiga programmes

‘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 very best for the forthcoming 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 the screen soon.’

On Wednesday, it was revealed that Le Tissier, Thompson and Nicholas had been told about their own redundancies. 

Presenter Jeff Stelling, who will continue on Soccer Saturday, along with Paul Merson, bemoaned the news, writing 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.’

The Soccer Saturday trio Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas have also lost their jobs

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