Thursday, 16 February 2017

Mark Clattenburg quits the EPL for Saudi Arabia

English Referee Mark Clattenburg has decided to leave the EPL and continue his career in Saudi Arabia.

The Englishman will be the head of referees in Saudi Arabia, he is expected to leave before the next EPL fixtures.

Clattenburg who began refereeing at a Young age as an Assistant referee in the Northern league, he was promoted to the Premier League in 2004.

He became a FIFA referee in 2006, he has refereed notable games including the Euro 2016 final, the FA Cup final and the UEFA Champions league final.

At his his Unveiling Mark Clattenburg said: "This is a vital move forward. We have professional referees in the country that I am leaving which has been a big positive.

"One important thing I'd like to do is work with the refereeing team and also the president to make this happen so that it will be successful for many years to come."

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