Gabriele Marcotti Joins ESPN as Multimedia Football Analyst and Writer

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Gabriele Marcotti Joins ESPN as Multimedia Football Analyst and Writer

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. 

On TV, Marcotti will appear regularly on Press Pass, the football discussion show that looks, daily, at the global game with a global perspective six days a week at 11.30pm. He joins an outstanding and diverse group of contributors – including former professionals such as Frank LeBoeuf and Craig Burley, commentators and top journalists – 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. 

Additionally, on ESPN’s signature TV channel in the UK, Marcotti will feature as lead analyst on its live and exclusive televised coverage of the Italian Serie A, and, periodically on its live televised football coverage around other leagues and competitions. Marcotti will join the likes of Kelly Cates, Mark Chapman and James Richardson in bringing fans ESPN’s televised sports line-up on Sundays which includes live pre- and post-match studio programmes for its coverage of Bundesliga, Serie A, Barclays Premier League, FA Cup, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, and Aviva Premiership Rugby.

Marcotti enhances ESPN UK’s line-up of TV football analysts in the UK which includes Kevin Keegan, Steve McManaman, Robbie Savage, Chris Waddle and Craig Burley alongside a presentation team led by hosts Ray Stubbs and Rebecca Lowe plus commentators Jon Champion and Derek Rae.

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.”

“Gabriele is one of the very best authorities on the global game of football and brings a supreme level of professionalism and excellence to his work,” said Arne Rees, vice president of international media for ESPN International. “Few can bring his insight into global football allied to his experience, personality and knowledge which we think will fit perfectly with our teams online and on TV worldwide.”

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