The news was first announced live on the latest latest instalment, as he hosted alongside Alex and Dion Dublin.
The official Match Of The Day account wrote: “‘The person you are, as a human being, is everything. Thank you.'”
“As one Football Focus era draws to a close, another is just about to get going @mrdanwalker @AlexScott.
“A massive thanks to Dan – and Mike [Turner, cameraman]!”