Soccer nice Nick Riewoldt has give up TV and made the choice to maneuver abroad.
After a drawn-out bidding struggle the place Fox Footy, Channel 7 and Channel 9 all provided him roles, the St Kilda legend has stunned each celebration by quitting the enterprise, The Herald Solar first reported.
His spouse, Catherine, is from Texas and so they married in 2012 in Waco. They are going to be shifting again to the southern state with their three younger kids James, Will and Teddy in January.
The report reveals Riewoldt has just lately been based mostly in Houston and their kids have hung out at a neighborhood major college.
Riewoldt’s present contract with Fox Footy expires on the finish of 2022 and the Foxtel community was combating Seven and 9 to retain him as one of many highest profile soccer analysts within the nation.
His transfer abroad is reportedly set to be a 12-month sabbatical and it was reported on Boxing Day by TV Blackbox that Riewoldt was in discussions with Fox Footy about lacking half of the 2023 AFL season earlier than returning.
His departure is successful to the star-studded Fox Footy group after he turned a well-liked determine in his appearances throughout the community’s comedy reveals.
He featured on flagship program On The Sofa on Monday nights and was additionally on leisure present Finest On Floor each Saturday night time.
The Herald Solar reported two weeks in the past Channel 7 have been desperately chasing Riewoldt with presents to seem in an expansive position that stretched to life-style reveals and AFL protection.
He was reportedly considered as a extremely fascinating choice to step into Wayne Carey’s sneakers after he was sensationally let go earlier than the 2022 AFL finals collection.
Earlier this month it was reported 9 was additionally within the hunt, viewing Riewoldt as an ideal match to step into Ross Lyon’s place as a panel member on Footy Categorised.
Riewoldt first began with Fox Footy in 2018, however his newest choice is to place his household forward of his TV profession.