Howard Webb takes over as Premier League referee

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Howard Webb takes over as Premier League referee

Eight years after his last game officiated in Premier League, Howard Webb will return to the elite of English football. He has been appointed head of officiating at Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL, the body responsible for match officials in English pro football) replacing Mike Riley.

He will take up his post at the end of his contract with Major League Soccer’s Professional Referees Organization (PRO), which he joined in 2017.

A renowned referee

Howard Webb is one of the best-known referees of recent years. In 2010, he notably refereed the Champions League final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich (2-0) as well as the World Cup final between the Netherlands and Spain (0-1 after extension).

“I can’t wait to get back to England and start this new challenge when I have fulfilled my contract with the PRO. This is a great opportunity for me. I know I will inherit a solid foundation. It’s about maintaining those standards and then improving them to grow and have a positive impact on the game in England.”the 51-year-old told the Premier League website.

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