Former Arsenal women’s defender Alex Scott is to become the first female host of Football Focus. The news breaks in the wake of current host Dan Walker announcing his impending departure from the show. Walker is set to leave the show at the end of the season.

Alex Scott as Arsenal captain.
Alex Scott was Arsenal captain in her playing days. (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A worthy replacement!

Alex Scott has rightly gained huge plaudits for her punditry work. Since her transition from player/pundit, Scott has worked for both Sky and BBC on numerous occasions.

Offering a fresh take on the sport Scott has excelled as a pundit in the opportunities she has had so far. Alongside this, Scott brings a wealth of footballing experience. Racking up over two-hundred appearances for club, Scott also made incredible one-hundred-and-forty appearances for England. During her time as a player, Alex Scott would pick up twenty-one major honours. This was before Scott would hang up her boots for good in 2017, thus rounding off a fifteen-year career.

The BBC are yet to officially announce Scott’s new position. However, a source told The Sun that “an announcement on the new presenter will be made in due course”.

Unfortunately for the BBC, nobody took the time to tell fellow BBC host Gary Lineker this was the case. The Match of the Day presenter took to Twitter to congratulate Alex Scott on her appointment

Sure you don’t Gary….

Fingers crossed that Scott will make a great replacement for Walker. It will be far from easy to match Walker’s twelve years in the role but, from what we have seen of Scott so far she is more than capable.

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