Mark Pougatch causes ITV upset as popular star's exit from Euro 2024 confirmed

ITV's Mark Pougatch
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Mark Pougatch caused significant online before Saturday's match between Germany and Denmark had even started, as he confirmed the sudden exit of a hugely popular star, whose voice is instantly recognisable to football faces.

Last week it was Sheffield Wednesday manager Danny Rohl was was announced to be leaving his role as ITV Euro pundit, as club commitments meant that he had to fly back to the UK to begin pre season preparations. But as sad as many viewers were to see Danny go, having enjoyed his insights, that was nothing compared to the reaction Mark got when he revealed that legendary commentator Clive Tyldesley would be leaving his job after Germany v Denmark, having worked for ITV for 28 years.

Clive had made comments in the press earlier this week about how sad he was to be sent home with two weeks of Euro 2024 still to go but, clearly many viewers hadn't seen his interview, as there was an outpouring of shock on social media, when Mark broke news with around 15 minutes to kick off.

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Paying tribute to Clive, Mark said: "For nearly three decades, Clive has found just the right words at just the right time, to encapsulate the moments of agony and ecstasy that only football can deliver."

After Mark's introduction, a highlights package of some of Clive's most memorable moments in the commentary box played on screen, including David Beckham's penalty to help England beat Argentina in the 2002 World Cup and Eric Dier's winning penalty kick as the Three Lions beat Colombia in a 2018 shoot out.

The reaction to Clive's exit on X was huge, with one disappointed fan blasting: ""Clive Tyldesley's final ever commentary for ITV." What the f**k???" as another commented: "Clive Tyldesley & Ally McCoist are leagues above the boring Sam Matterface and Lee Dixon"