Howard Webb Wants Former Players To Become Referees
New Premier League referees chief Howard Webb wants to encourage former professional players to take up officiating.
Webb has returned to English football after five years in the United States, having being named the first chief refereeing officer of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited.
The 51-year-old, who refereed the 2010 World Cup final, has pledged to broaden the number of referees, including trying to attract more female officials and others from diverse backgrounds.
However, he also feels the professional ranks are an untapped source and believes some players could find refereeing attractive as an alternative career path.
Webb mentored 2022 World Cup final referee Szymon Marciniak during the early part of his career and much was made after Argentina’s victory over France about the Pole’s playing background.
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