What purpose does David Pleat serve ?

ITV have something of a love affair with David Pleat, a former football manager who is best known for his conviction for kerb crawling more than him winning trophies. It seems that someone at ITV thinks that David Pleat is the ideal sidekick to a commentator. I disagree.

Surely a co-commentator should be able to pronounce foreign players names ? Surely the ability to pronounce English players names correctly ought to be a prerequisite for any so called football expert ? Obviously not for ITV though.

What is the point of ITV running a first class broadcast if their co commentator cannot say the name Luka Modric without calling him "Mod -Rick".

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