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Offline Moon

Mark Clattenburg
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:35:39 PM »
Think he believes his own hype

Mark Clattenburg is quitting his job as a Premier League official to become Saudi Arabia's new head of referees.
The 41-year-old is widely considered to be one of the best referees in football, and he took charge of the Euro 2016 final, the Champions League final and the FA Cup final last season.
Howard Webb, another ex-top flight official, resigned as Saudi Arabia's head of refereeing 11 days ago.
Clattenburg is expected to leave before the next Premier League fixtures.
His new post will involve working with Saudi referees to improve performance and professionalise the setup, while he will also take charge of some league games. He has signed a one-year rolling contract.
Speaking at an 'unveiling' broadcast live on the Saudi Football Federation's Twitter page, Clattenburg said: "This is an important move forward. We have professional referees in the country that I am leaving which has been a big positive.
"One thing I'd like to do is work with the refereeing team and the president to make this happen so that it will be successful for many, many years to come."
The Premier League's referee body, Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) said he had been "a great asset" and "an inspiration to those who want to get into refereeing".
Its statement added: "We understand this is an exciting opportunity for Mark, and it further underlines the high esteem for English match officials throughout the world game."

Offline skipper

Re: Mark Clattenburg
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 02:44:10 PM »
Fuck off and don't let the door hit your arse on the way out!

Offline Cardiff Blue

Re: Mark Clattenburg
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 03:51:34 PM »
see - ya!