Manish Bhasin

The BBC's Primary Football Presenter

Manish Dev Bhasin is a sports journalist and presenter currently working for the BBC. He was the presenter of the former sports programme providing coverage of the Championship, League 1 and League 2 match highlights; The Football League Show, which ran from August 2009 to May 2015.

In February 2004, Bhasin joined BBC‘s Football Focus team, a weekly magazine-style show that previews the weekend’s top football action. At the start of the following season, he became the main presenter of the show, replacing Ray Stubbs to become the show’s youngest regular host at the age of 27.

In addition to his football roles on Football Focus and now The Football League Show, Bhasin has emerged as the BBC‘s primary cricket presenter, hosting highlights of the 2006–07 Ashes Series, the 2007 World Cup, the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 tournament and the 2011 Cricket World CupHe also presented highlights of the Africa Cup of Nations 2006 on BBC Three and combined his duties as the presenter of Football Focus with a roving reporter’s role during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Bhasin has also presented Your News on the BBC News Channel in addition to presenting on the channel for a week in February 2008.

Bhasin made a return to the BBC News Channel on 24 July 2008 and now appears to be one of the many regular stand-in news presenters on the channel. At the start of the 2009–10 English football season, Bhasin was chosen to present the BBC‘s Football League highlights package. From January 2010 onwards, he also became the presenter for the Midlands edition of the regional football show Late Kick Off.

Bhasin presented World Cup group stage matches shown on BBC Three in 2014. He did the same for Euro 2016 on BBC Four. Bhasin also currently hosts Match of the Day 2 on BBC One on Sundays.

To book Manish Bhasin as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Manish is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Journalism
  • Cricket Peak Performance
  • FIFA World Cup
  • BBC Football League Highlights

“All went well and Manish was great. Just what we needed for the event and had a really good understanding of how to handle it.” – Philippa, National Football Museum