Richard Keys told Piers Morgan that he is finally ready to make a return to UK television more than a decade after he and Andy Gray unceremoniously left Sky Sports.
The presenter, who has been working in Qatar with beIN Sports since 2013 following a short stint with talkSPORT, says he thinks a process could now take place which sees him return home.
As part of his sit-down interview on TalkTV, Morgan asked, if you were offered jobs again in the UK, would you go back? To which Keys replied: "I am deeply loyal to the company that I work for and with.
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"I think there is a process which now I would be able to engage, yes. But there is no suggestion of that being the case.
"But yeah I find it extraordinary really because in life things happen for a reason I believe. I wouldn't wish upon, well I might one or two exceptions, but I wouldn't wish on the majority what we went through.
"But I as a result have lived a wonderful life here."
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As part of the same interview, which addressed their sexism scandal which led to their axe from Sky Sports, Keys admitted that he hates the word he used at the time in relation to his chat with Sian Massey.
He said: "I questioned whether a young lady knew the offside law. She came from Coventry as I did so thought I might have known her father.
"On air, I said, ‘good luck.’ But she did make a number of errors the first-half that I was incessant we didn’t show on air.
"We spoke the next day, I rang and apologised, and she said, ‘Don't worry it’s just banter.’ I said, ‘No it’s a big deal, and that I am not a fan of the word 'banter'."
Keys also told Morgan that the timing of his interview with Cristiano Ronaldo was a mistake, hinting that he may well have tainted his Manchester United legacy.
Morgan argued that Roy Keane left United in circumstances that may have been similar, predicting that all is forgiven by Red Devils fans in coming years.
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