BT Sport signs David Ginola
Former France, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur winger David Ginola is to join the BT Sport football team. Ginola, who won 17 caps for France, will co-present and be a football expert across the channels’ live football coverage, including the Barclays Premier League, FA Cup with Budweiser and European football, particularly French Ligue 1.
Ginola’s experience will bolster BT Sport’s roster of football experts, including ex-England stars Michael Owen, David James, Steve McManaman and Owen Hargreaves. Since retiring from the game, he has worked extensively as a football pundit, notably for the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera. Last season, he was the lead football consultant for Orange’s coverage in France of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.
Simon Green, director of BT Sport, says: “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.”