has been replaced as the lead presenter of ITV's football coverage with immediate effect.
ITV has not given a reason for the change.
Pougatch said: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining ITV and to be given this great opportunity.
"I'm looking forward to working with ITV's talented pool of commentators and pundits on some of the very best football there is."
ITV Director of Sport Niall Sloane added: "Mark is a highly-respected sports journalist and an outstanding broadcaster.
"We're delighted to welcome Mark to
the ITV Sport team."
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Pougatch will host ITV's next live football match, the Champions' League clash between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain on February 17.
He is understood to be continuing to work for rival BBC Radio 5 Live despite his new appointment.
Earlier this month, it emerged that pundit Andy Townsend and presenter Matt Smith
would be leaving their roles at the broadcaster.