Gary Lineker has tipped Tottenham star James Maddison and Manchester United midfielder Mason Mount as his future Match of the Day replacements.
Lineker has presented the forever popular football show since taking over from Des Lynham in 1999.
He had previously been taken off broadcasting duties for one weekend in March, following comments likening the government's migration policy with 1930s Germany.
The 62-year-old later returned, and has since spoke of his potential long-term successors during with fellow pundits Alan Shearer and Micah Richards.
After names were banded about, Shearer claimed Maddison would be a great option for the famed hotseat in the future.
«I think James Maddison because I think he talks really, really well,» Shearer said on the latest episode of The Rest Is Football podcast.
Former Spurs and Barcelona forward Lineker was in agreement, adding: «He’s very eloquent and he’s very good tactically. I think he’s the best of the players in the post-match interview.»
Kasper Schmeichel's name was also mentioned, along with Mount, Phil Foden and Ryan Sessegnon.
Lineker said: «Kasper Schmeichel as a goalkeeper, very good. His dad’s done lots of punditry, that’s not a bad shout. Can you remember Alan, when we did the World Cup in Moscow and there were three young footballers?
»It was Mason Mount, Phil Foden and Ryan Sessegnon. They came to watch us do the TV shows. And Mason Mount sat in my chair and was doing a few things to camera, and he wasn’t too bad.
«Who knows, maybe Mason Mount, we’ll see.»
Richards also waded in on the conversation to which, he said: «A little bit left field, but Conor Coady.
»In terms of people want strikers, but I’m going with a defender.
«He knows the game really well, speaks really good.Read on talksport.com