John Terry is being considered by ITV producers to replace Roy Keane in their World Cup presenter lineup. Keane’s decision to pull out of his role as an ITV pundit means he has more time to invest in a return to Premier League football. Roy Keane earned rave reviews for his honest approach during ITV’s coverage of football in the past.
John Terry could be asked to replace Roy Keane as an ITV World Cup pundit if the Irishman quits for a job at Aston Villa.
Chelsea captain Terry, who retired from international football in 2012, has been installed by bookmakers as the favourite to replace Keane.
Neither camp would confirm any approach but the possibility of Terry working at the World Cup is intriguing.
For starters, it would pitch him head-to-head against former England team-mate Rio Ferdinand, who is among the BBC pundits.
The pair fell out after Terry was charged with racially abusing Rio’s brother Anton during a game against QPR and although he was cleared in court he was banned by the FA.
As a former England captain, Terry has a chequered history with the World Cup. He lead a failed mutiny against Fabio Capello’s methods at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
John Terry may be asked to replace Roy Keane as an ITV World Cup broadcaster this summer. Whether John Terry offers the same candid comments as Roy Keane is left to be decided but ITV bosses think he’s the best replacement they can find.