Is Jeff Stelling set to retire?

Jeff Stelling
Jeff Stelling

Hartlepool lad Jeff Stelling has hinted that he may be about to retire as a presenter of Sky Sports 'Soccer Saturday'.

Stelling has been behind the microphone for more than 40 years in a various number of roles but he has become a household name due to his informative, humorous presenting on the popular weekly football programme.

In an interview with the Daily Star, Stelling revealed that he is considering his future.

And he has said that it may not be too long before he puts his feet up and leaves our television screens forever.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Stelling, who does a column in the Hartlepool United matchday programme - The Blueprint - said: "I don't know how much longer I'll do presenting, I've done it for 40 years.

"I am not sure how long it will go on for. I might want to put my feet up. I am getting on, the next decision will be retirement."

Stelling's news will no doubt come as a blow to regular viewers of the show.

It is well known that Stelling is a big fan of Hartlepool United, and his gimmick involving a James Brown figure singing 'I feel good', whenever the namesake of the 'Godfather of Soul' scored for Pools will no doubt live long in the memory of those that have watched him in his time on Sky Sports.

Stelling is not just known for amusing antics though, his work on Soccer Saturday has seen him work alongside some of the biggest names in the buisness.

George Best, Rodney Marsh and Matt Le Tissier being just some of the great names that have been associated with the show while Stelling has worked there.