Matt Le Tissier has been dropped as a pundit on Sky Sports.
The former Southampton and England player has tweeted 'it's time to look forward to life's next challenge'.
Enjoyed my time at sky sports, time to look forward to life’s next challenge, thank you for the support down the years and special thanks to the backroom team which include @CazzaEccles @CarlyBassett @tvtrevstats amongst many others, good luck all have a lovely day 😃👍🏼— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) August 26, 2020
The broadcaster's reportedly let him go, along with fellow Soccer Saturday contributor Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas as part of cost-cutting measures.
The Guernseyman - nicknamed Le God - has been inundated with messages of support on social media, while presenter Jeff Stelling called the departures one of his saddest days ever.
One of my saddest days ever at Sky Sports with the departure of three of my best mates. They have been part of a team that for me was the best.— Jeff Stelling (@JeffStelling) August 26, 2020