Ex-Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas has been SACKED by Sky Sports from their Soccer Saturday TV show.

The Hoops hero has been a member of the panel for a number of seasons for the programme where he and a number of other pundits chat with Jeff Stelling about the upcoming matches for the weekend, as well as provide live updates from the action.

Southampton hero Matt Le Tissier and former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson have both also been binned in the shakeup.

The three men have been working with Sky for close to 50 years between them but the Sun are reporting cost-cutting measures has forced the broadcasters to re-think their lineup.

Several members of the production staff at Sky Sports are also believed to have been axed amid the change.

Presenter Stelling told of his own disappointmnt at the prospect of not working with his mates anymore. He shared on social media: "One of my saddest days ever at Sky Sports with the departure of three of my best mates. They have been part of a team that for me was the best."