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Gabriele Marcotti Joins ESPN as Multimedia Football Analyst and Writer
– Respected football journalist inks multi-year deal to create football content on multiple ESPN media
– Adds to ESPN’s line-up of leading football analysts in the UK and worldwide
Gabriele Marcotti, the renowned international football journalist, is joining ESPN as a writer and analyst across the sports media company’s football coverage on television and as a writer for ESPNFC, its new multi-language, multi-country brand for football fans around the world.
Online, Marcotti will write several times a week for ESPNFC, and will contribute other stories around news or topical events. His writing will range from news and insight to comment and opinion, and will cover football leagues and competitions worldwide. In the coming weeks, ESPNFC will bring together all of ESPN’s football properties and house them under one universally recognized name, ensuring coverage of all news and developments 24/7 of all leagues globally.
Marcotti will appear regularly on ESPN Soccernet Press Pass, the nightly football discussion show that looks at the global game with a global perspective. He joins an outstanding and diverse group of contributors – including former professionals and skilled pundits such as Shaka Hislop and Robbie Earle – that bring viewers a smart daily discussion and a particular focus on football in the UK and Europe. Press Pass is also available to view online.
Based in London, Marcotti serves as a correspondent for The Times in England, Sunday Herald in Scotland, Corriere dello Sport in Italy, and, the Wall St. Journal and Melbourne Age in Australia. He has also written several books, including The Italian Job, co-authored with ex Chelsea and ex-Italy international Gianluca Vialli, Portait of a Winner, a biography of Fabio Capello, and Paolo Di Canio: The Autobiography.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching, consuming – and, periodically, contributing to – ESPN’s football coverage around the world,” said Marcotti. “ESPN brings a uniquely global and distinctive offering to football fans and one which I’m looking forward to working on.”