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Football pundit Gary Linekar 'may quit' highlights show over its relocation

October 3, 2011 - London

Former England football captain and BBC football pundit Gary Lineker will travel 450 miles every weekend to present a football highlights show,'Match Of The Day'(MOTD) from Salford's MediaCity in Manchester from next month onwards.

Sources told the Daily Star said he might switch to Sky Sports' or ITV because he is frustrated over BBC 's lack of live football coverage.

His two million pound deal with the BBC is believed to end next year.

"Gary is committed to the programme into next year, but the big round trip each weekend could affect that," a source told the Daily Star.

But the move would be beneficial to the three other football pundits, Alan Hansen Mark Lawrenson and Alan Shearer.

It would also enable BBC save 2000 pounds every week to get them in taxis to the London studio.


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