Former Celtic star Chris Sutton will join Sky Sports from the 2023/24 cinch Premiership season.
Sky Sports’ coverage of the new campaign kicks off on Saturday August 5 when Sutton’s former club Celtic unfurl the champions’ flag at home to Ross County, with Rangers’ trip to Kilmarnock later that day also live.
Sutton – who spent six years at Parkhead where he won three league titles, three Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup – will join as a lead pundit alongside former Rangers striker Kris Boyd, plus Eilidh Barbour and Ian Crocker.
What to watch on Sky Sports this week
The 151st Open – July 20 to 23 – LIVE on Sky Sports Golf
Fourth Men’s Ashes Test – July 19 to 23 – LIVE on Sky Sports Cricket
Premier League Summer Series – from July 23 – LIVE on Sky Sports Premier League
Hungarian Grand Prix – July 21 to 23 – LIVE on Sky Sports F1
F1 Juniors: Hungarian GP – July 23 – LIVE on Sky Sports Mix
World Matchplay Darts – July 17 to 23 – LIVE on Sky Sports Action
Women’s World Matchplay Darts – July 22 to 23 – LIVE on Sky Sports Action
IBF Lightweight Title Eliminator – July 23 – LIVE on Sky Sports Action
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Known for his forthright opinions on the Scottish game, Sutton enjoyed a successful 21-year playing career that also saw him win the Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers – as well as enjoying spells at Norwich City, Chelsea, Birmingham City and Aston Villa.
“I can’t wait to join the Sky Sports team ahead of an exciting new cinch Premiership season,” Sutton said.
“I’m sure Kris and I will have some good discussions throughout!”
Sky Sports’ director of football Gary Hughes added: “Chris is as sharp on the mic as he was in front of goal for Celtic.
“We look forward to him joining our coverage of the cinch Premiership, bringing his incredible experience and forthright opinions to our coverage.”
The opening weekend fixtures
Saturday August 5
Celtic vs Ross County, 12:30pm – live on Sky Sports
Dundee vs Motherwell, 3pm
Livingston vs Aberdeen, 3pm
St. Johnstone vs Hearts, 3pm
Kilmarnock vs Rangers, 5.15pm – live on Sky Sports
Sunday August 6
Hibernian vs St. Mirren, 3pm
What is coming up live on Sky Sports?
Saturday August 5
Celtic vs Ross County, 12:30pm
Kilmarnock vs Rangers, 5.15pm
Sunday August 13
Aberdeen vs Celtic, 12pm
Saturday August 26
Ross County vs Rangers, 12.30pm
Sunday September 3
Rangers vs Celtic, 12pm
Saturday September 16
St Johnstone vs Rangers, 12.30pm
Saturday September 23
Livingston vs Celtic, 12.30pm
Wednesday December 27
Hibernian vs Hearts, 8pm
Saturday December 30
Celtic vs Rangers, 12.30pm
Key dates for the 2023/24 season
The Scottish Premiership season begins on the weekend of August 5/6, with the winter break starting from January 3 until January 19 2024.
The first round of post-split fixtures takes place on April 13/14, while the regular season ends on May 18/19.
The Premiership play-off final, played over two legs live on Sky Sports, will bring the campaign to an end on May 23 and 26.
The Championship, League One and League Two seasons also begin on August 5, with those campaigns ending across the weekend of May 3/4.
The Viaplay League Cup final will be held on December 17 while the date for the Scottish Cup final is yet to be confirmed.
The Europa League final will be played on May 22 in Dublin, the Europa Conference League final will be on May 29 in Athens and the Champions League final is scheduled for June 1 at Wembley.
Scottish Premiership and SWPL on Sky Sports
Sky Sports – Next season up to 48 cinch Premiership games will be available across Sky Sports’ flagship channels, including Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, plus at least five SWPL matches. From 2024/25, up to 60 cinch Premiership will be live on Sky Sports, in addition to the SWPL action.
Sky Sports News – Running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Scottish football fans can enjoy Sky Sports News’ (channel 409) rolling editorial coverage of the cinch Premiership and SWPL throughout the season.
Sky Sports Digital – Follow all the latest from Scottish football across SkySports.com and app, including exclusive features and interviews, plus dedicated live blog coverage, in-game clips from matches live on Sky Sports and free highlights.
Sky Sports Social – Alongside coverage and visibility for the league across all Sky Sports’ main social media channels, the bespoke Twitter channel @ScotlandSky will continue to be the home of all Scottish football content on Sky Sports.
Highlights show – Tune in for a dedicated round-up from the cinch Premiership every week on Sky Sports Football.
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