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Sky Sports boss set to step down

Rob Webster has been in the role for the past two years

Rob Webster, managing director of Sky Sports, is expected to leave next month after two years in the role.

According to The Times, Webster has decided to leave for personal reasons. It adds that the impact of Covid-19 meant Webster’s job “suddenly became very different” from the one he initially took on.

Webster is expected to be succeeded by Jonathan Licht, Sky Sports’ deputy managing director.

Webster’s departure comes a week after Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and the BBC agreed a three-year renewal of their broadcast deal with the Premier League.

The deal will see Sky Sports remain as the League’s main domestic broadcaster with live rights to 128 games per season from 2022/2023 to 2024/2025.

Webster has been with Sky since 1997.