Gambling.com has confirmed BBC Sports anchor Manish Bhasin as an official contributor, put in place to strengthen the site’s football and sports editorial.

Bhasin, the host of BBC Sport’s flagship programmes Match of the Day 2, The Football League Show and Football Focus, will now be writing an exclusive column for Gambling.com, where he will be detailing his insider’s take on the Premier League and wider football content.

The BBC anchor has now published his first Gambling.com feature, where he reflected on the abhorrent scenes witnessed in Sofia on Monday night.

Commenting on the his new appointment he said: It’s great to be on board with my first column for Gambling.com, but I’m not so elated having to reflect on Monday night’s shocking scenes in Sofia as racism quite literally reared its ugly head to overshadow England’s fine 6-0 win over Bulgaria.”

In addition to this, Bhasin has assessed Gareth Southgate midfield troubles while also looking towards the weekend. He highlights the three Premier League managers who he believes could be facing a tough future if they continue to perform in their shaky manor.

Gambling.com Content Marketing Manager Dean Ryan commented: “Manish is a highly respected broadcaster and journalist who will provide intelligent and considered insight on all the latest footballing news.

“We’re delighted to have such an internationally renowned contributor to our team of writers and can’t wait to follow Manish’s views throughout this football season.”