John Motson to join talkSPORT and come out of retirement aged 73 after quitting BBC

JOHN MOTSON is returning to broadcasting with talkSPORT.

Less than two months after quitting the BBC, the 73-year-old is coming out of retirement and making his return to the footie scene.

John Motson is back in football less than two months after quitting the BBC after agreeing a deal with talkSPORT
John Motson is back in football less than two months after quitting the BBC after agreeing a deal with talkSPORT
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It is not known whether he will be commentating for the radio station, and he might even get his own show.

The legendary football commentator hung up his mic after covering Crystal Palace’s home clash against West Brom and then received a BAFTA TV 2018 special award.

Since 1971, he presided over 2000 games on television and radio and was awarded an OBE for services to sports broadcasting.

The 72-year-old has covered ten World Cups, ten European Championships, 29 FA Cup finals and more than 200 England games during his distinguished career.

John Motson is famous for his beautiful line of sheepskin coats
John Motson is famous for his beautiful line of sheepskin coats
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He was a much-loved voice on Match of the Day.

Motson became the first UK broadcaster to be honoured with his own emoji to celebrate his legendary career.

Aside from his fabled voice, Motty is also renowned for regularly sporting a stylish sheepskin coat.

He bought his first one when a woman at a party invited him into her garage and showed him a load of the woolly jackets on the floor.

These days he buys them from London’s Savile Row and in September 2017, John told The Sun: “I’ve just ordered a new one for this season, I thought I would get one more in.

“I will probably keep it for a couple of years, but won’t buy anymore after that.”

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