The Telegraph has announced Jamie Carragher as its new football columnist and contributor.
The former Liverpool and England defender, who played 737 times for his club and 38 for his country, will write a weekly column or interview which will be published online at Telegraph.co.uk each Friday and subsequently in The Daily Telegraph on Saturdays. He will also contribute to The Telegraph's weekly Total Football podcast.
In an extra, exclusive Total Football podcast interview with chief sports writer Paul Hayward, published to coincide with Carragher joining The Telegraph, he reveals why he is so obsessed by football; how he was terrified when he first stopped playing; how it felt missing out on a Premier League title; the possibilities of being a club manager one day; what qualities he feels are missing with current players plus what type of game he likes to watch now.
Carragher said: "It's well-known I'm fanatical about football, and there's nowhere better to bring that passion than The Telegraph. It's an honour to share my love of the game in a publication so recognised for its excellent football coverage. I can't wait to add my own insights and join the team."
Adam Sills, head of sport, The Telegraph, said: "Jamie Carragher is one of the most renowned names in the world of football and we're delighted he's joining The Telegraph. He brings a huge amount of expertise and experience and will be an excellent addition to our sports coverage."
Carragher's first column will be published on Friday 13th October on Telegraph.co.uk and in The Daily Telegraph on Saturday 14th October.