Retired Brady admits 'love for football isn't there anymore'

Retired Brady admits 'love for football isn't there anymore'

Recently retired pundit Liam Brady admits he doesn't have the same admiration for football as he once did. Brady was doing his final punditry duties for Ireland's game against Gibraltar on Monday.

The former Republic of Ireland, Arsenal, and West Ham player announced that the game would be his last. The Arsenal legend has now retired after 25 years as a pundit with RTÉ.

In a statement Brady said, "I have had the most amazing time working on RTE’s football coverage over the last 25 years, and it is now fitting that I draw it to a close. It was a pleasure to work with them and RTÉ. I want to wish all in RTÉ Sport the very best for the future. Thanks for the memories."

Despite seeing so many games over the years, the veteran pundit also expressed in another interview that he didn't feel the same way about the game because of the evolution of the game and its surrounding elements. Brady said, "Things have changed with football now. I'm not in love with the game anymore," on Monday to RTÉ's News at One.

"I like watching it and watching the best players. But all the things that surround it are not really for me. And then I suppose the arrival of social media in the last 10 years.

"I'm an old dog, and you can't teach me new tricks. So, Twitter and Facebook and things like that, they're all gobbledegook to me.

"The business side of it, it's a multi-billion-pound business. The ownership of clubs in England, the arrival of these countries, Qatar, Saudi Arabia. I don't feel it's been that good for the game, to be honest."

Brady's full retirement statement can be read here.