In early February 2006 through 2007, McMahon signed an initial eighteen-month contract to work as a television pundit for Asia-based ESPN Star Sports, and has recently extended his contract by three years. There, he has worked alongside the likes of John Dykes as commentators, written his own blog, and is based in Singapore. His comments during the broadcast are famous for being honest and sometimes highly biased in favour of his former club Liverpool, and he is praised by fans and analysts alike for his brave and unique opinions. He has also been responsible for recruiting other former English football stars like Les Ferdinand and fellow ex-Liverpool players, Ian Rush and Steve McManaman, and was part of the draw for bringing them onto the shows like "Football Focus", "Final Score" and for coverage of live FA Premier League matches. McMahon continues to enjoy huge popularity in Asia, and his show regularly attracts a massive audience - sometimes up to 1 billion viewers.
In 2012 Steve was the headcoach in the Singapore´s first football reality series First XI, which was broadcasted by Media Corps channel 5. Together with former Singapore legend R. Sasikumar he lead the show which aimed to seek for the best amateur talents in Singapore. The show was a huge success in Singapore, with players struggling every week under his training and challenges. The team also went on a trip to Australia, to face his former team which he managed Perth Glory, the team experienced a defeat 5-1. In the end of the season and with the players who had made it that far, the First XI faced Singapore S-league All Stars live at the Jalan Besar stadium. The team managed against all odds to keep the game alive until final minutes when the All Star team managed to score. Final score was 1-0.
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