Mark Clattenburg to Become Head of Referees in Saudi Arabia

February 16, 2017

Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg is leaving his job at a Premier League official to take up a new role as Head of Referees in Saudi Arabia.

The 41-year-old leaves after a successful 2016, during which he officiated the EURO 2016 Final, Champions League Final and FA Cup Final. He replaces former World Cup Final officiator Howard Webb, who resigned 11 days ago.

Clattenburg is expected to leave the Premier League before the next round of matches, and has agreed a one-year rolling contract in the middle east.

His new role will involve development and professionalization of the current Saudi refereeing program, whilst he will also officiate some top-level matches.