Ian Wright will leave the Match of the Day show at the end of the season having made his first appearance back in 1997.
The Arsenal legend announced his shock departure from the iconic programme last week and now he’s revealed exactly why.
After my debut show whilst still a player in 1997 and many more memorable years, I’ll be stepping back from BBC MOTD at the end of this season. I feel very privileged to have had such an incredible run on the most iconic football show in the world. pic.twitter.com/aHRK0CmNJH
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) December 17, 2023
He admitted it’s down to wanting to spend more time with his family and go and see his beloved Gunners as a fan.
He said: “I’m going to watch a lot more Arsenal games just to be there with fans.”
“Go with my son and his missus — just go and be with them and be amongst it, just to celebrate when we win or lose. And spend more time with my missus Nance, because she has to do so much on a weekend with the girls. So I just want to be a bit more present on that.”
Fair play to a legend.