Former footballer David Ginola is poised to join the BT Sport broadcasting team, according to a press release sent to GiveMeSport.
The 46-year-old, who played for Newcastle and Tottenham, as well as representing his national team of France, will act both as a football expert and co-presenter across BT Sport's live football coverage of this season.
Ginola is best known for his playing time at Tottenham, where he turned out 100 times, but also lined up for Newcastle, Aston Villa and Everton whilst in England.
The Frenchman, who accumulated 17 caps for his national team, will join the likes of Michael Owen, David James, Steve McManaman and Owen Hargreaves in the BT Sport 'football expert' area.
Ginola has previous experience as a pundit, having worked in the capacity since his retirement with the likes of BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera.
The director of BT Sport, Simon Green, said: “We are really delighted to have secured David Ginola to be one of our football experts.
“Every football fan knows that David was one of the most talented players in Premier League history and he has proved to be one of the most accomplished broadcasters since hanging up his boots.
“We expect David to provide a combination of flair and insight in his role with BT Sport and he adds a certain style to any programme.”
The Premier League great himself is said to eagerly anticipating the challenge.
“I am incredibly happy to be joining BT and to be part of the fantastic line-up from the start," Ginola said. “I trust that the viewers and sports fans are as excited as I am about this new channel which promises a different approach to sports broadcasting."
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