MEUL OF PROMISE ITV snap up daughter of Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand-man as stunning commentator joins Euro 2024 coverage

ITV'S latest addition to their Euro 2024 coverage is the daughter of a former Manchester United assistant manager.


Posted Thursday, May 23, 2024 by Thesun.co.uk

Pien Meulensteen, daughter of Sir Alex Ferguson's former right-hand-man Rene, will be part of ITV's commentary team out in Germany this summer.

MEUL OF PROMISE ITV snap up daughter of Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand-man as stunning commentator joins Euro 2024 coverage
Pien Meulensteen will be part of ITV's coverage of Euro 2024 Credit: instagram @pienmeulensteen

The 27-year-old was announced as part of ITV's broadcasting team for the highly anticipated tournament.

She will join Sam Matterface, Clive Tyldesley, Seb Hutchinson and Joe Speight as the lead commentators live from the stadiums.

Pien is no stranger to getting behind the mic with the Dutch-born journalist working for Sky Sports, DAZN, Amazon Prime and the Premier League in the past.

Growing up in England to Dutch parents means Pien is able to speak fluently in both English and Dutch.

The impressive talent has allowed her to work for Dutch broadcaster Ziggo Sport in the past too.

This summer won't be her first major tournament either, as she worked for the BBC in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.

Pien studied broadcast journalism at Salford University and graduated with first class honours.

Her incredible rise was recognised last year when she was named as the "One to Watch" at the 2023 Sports Journalism Awards.

Football has always been in her blood thanks to her coaching icon father Rene Meulensteen.

Rene had two spells as a coach at Manchester United, initially working as the reserve team manager between 2001 and 2006.

He later became Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant manager, a position he held for five years from 2008 until 2013 when Fergie retired.

During that period he helped the Red Devils achieve eight major trophies, including four Premier League titles and one Champions League.

After leaving the club he tried his hand at management himself with brief spells as the boss at Fulham, Maccabi Haifa and Anzhi Makhachkala.

He is now the assistant manager for the Australian national team where he has been assistant to Graham Arnold since 2018.



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