Gary Linekar has signed a new five year deal with the BBC.

The Corporation has confirmed he’ll front the BBC’s football coverage as well as Sports Personality of the Year. He’ll also continue to present Match of the Day, Live FA Cup Coverage and any other major football events.

Gary said “I’m thrilled that my relationship with the BBC has been renewwed and I will continue to present Match of the Day, FA Cup, major football tournaments and Sports Personality of the Year.  I’m already looking forward to getting the 2015-16 season underway”.

Philip Bernie, Head of TV Sport said “we are delighted that Gary will continue to front the country’s favourite football programme on the BBC… He is the outstanding football presenter of his generation”.

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