Britain’s best football writer joins the ultimate team

It’s the signing of the season: Henry Winter, the biggest name in football writing, transfers to The Times today.

Winter joins an unrivalled team of football journalists at The Times that includes Oliver Kay, Matt Dickinson, Tony Cascarino, Gabriele Marcotti, Rory Smith, Matt Hughes and Matthew Syed.

He will be contributing to all Times football coverage in the paper and its digital editions, including The Game, the paper’s recently redesigned and award-winning Monday football supplement, and our weekly Monday sport podcasts.

Times subscribers can also watch video highlights of the matches alongside Winter’s definitive reports, courtesy of Times Sport’s special app, Goals, or online at thetimes.co.uk

On his arrival at The Times, Henry Winter said:

“Writing for The Times has been an ambition since I was a schoolboy, marvelling at Geoffrey Green’s mastery of the English language and passion for the game. Green retired as football correspondent in 1976 but his reports remain timeless and I grew up on those. It’s a privilege to join such a brilliant team of Times writers who I have long admired. It’s quite a line-up: Brazil ’70 with laptops.”

John Witherow, Editor of The Times, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Henry Winter to The Times. He is a first class journalist who brings flair and verve to every piece, whether an interview with the biggest star or a match report filed on deadline. Times readers will be excited to have him join our team.”

Notes to Editors:

Henry Winter joins The Times after 21 years with The Daily Telegraph and eight years at The Independent. He has more than a million Twitter followers and his Twitter handle is @henrywinter

The Head of Times Sport is Tim Hallissey. Sports Editor Alex Kay-Jelski has recently joined from The Daily Mail and Joe Hare, Deputy Sports Editor, joined earlier this year from the Daily Telegraph.

For further information please contact jessica.carsen@thetimes.co.uk

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