Former Celtic star Chris Sutton will join Sky Sports from the 2023/24 cinch Premiership season.
Sky Sports’ coverage of the new campaign begins 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 a Scottish League Cup – will join as 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 Test of the Ashes of Men – 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 outspoken opinions on the Scottish game, Sutton enjoyed a successful 21-year playing career which 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,” said Sutton.
“I’m sure Kris and I will have good discussions throughout!”
Sky Sports director of football Gary Hughes added: “Chris is as sharp on the mic as he is in front of goal for Celtic.
“We look forward to him joining our Cinch Premiership coverage, bringing his unique experience and candid opinions to our coverage.”
The opening weekend fixtures
Saturday August 5
Celtic v Ross County, 12.30pm – live on Sky Sports
Dundee v Motherwell, 3pm
Livingston v Aberdeen, 3pm
St. Johnstone v Hearts, 3pm
Kilmarnock v Rangers, 5.15pm – live on Sky Sports
Sunday August 6
Hibernian vs St. Mirren, 3 p.m
What’s next live on Sky Sports?
Saturday August 5
Celtic v Ross County, 12.30pm
Kilmarnock v Rangers, 5.15pm
Sunday August 13
Aberdeen v Celtic, 12pm
Saturday August 26
Ross County v Rangers, 12.30pm
Sunday September 3
Rangers vs Celtic, 12pm
Saturday September 16
St Johnstone v Rangers, 12.30pm
Saturday September 23
Livingston vs. Celtic, 12:30pm
Wednesday December 27
Hibernian v Hearts, 8pm
Saturday December 30
Celtic vs. Rangers, 12:30pm
Key dates for the 2023/24 season
the Scottish Premiership The season starts on the weekend of August 5/6, with a winter break from January 3 to January 19 2024.
The first round of post-split fixtures will take place on April 13/14, while the regular season ends on May 18/19.
The final of the Premiership play-off, played in two legs live on Sky Sportsends the campaign on May 23 and 26.
the Championship, One League and League Two Seasons also start on August 5, with campaigns ending on the weekend of May 3/4.
the Viaplay League Cup final will be held on December 17 while the date for Scottish Cup Final can’t be confirmed yet.
the Europa League final will be played on May 22 in Dublin, the Final Europa Conference League will take place on May 29 in Athens and in Champions League final 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 on Sky Sports’ flagship channels, including Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, plus at least five SWPL games. From 2024/25, up to 60 cinch Premierships will be live on Sky Sports, in addition to SWPL action.
Sky Sports News – Running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Scottish football fans can enjoy Sky Sports News’ (channel 409) action-packed editorial coverage of the cinch Premiership and SWPL throughout the season.
Sky Sports Digital – Follow all the latest from Scottish football on SkySports.com and the 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 – With coverage and visibility for the league on all of 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 shown – Tune in for a dedicated round-up from the cinch Premiership every week on Sky Sports Football.
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