Howard Webb will return to the Premier League as Chief Refereeing Officer for Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL).
the athlete It reported in June that Webb, 51, was set to take on the role.
Webb took charge of nearly 300 Premier League matches during his 11-year refereeing career in the Premier League.
He also presided over the World Cup, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.
He retired from refereeing in 2017 and initially joined MLS in 2017 as Director of VAR Operations, before accepting the position of General Manager of PGA.
Webb will now return to his role with the Premier League at PGMOL.
“This is very welcome and positive news for PGMOL,” said Mike Riley, managing director of PGMOL, who is stepping down this season after leading the organization for 13 years. Howard’s return is a major coup and this is a fantastic opportunity for Howard and his new leadership team to build on the strong foundations. Existing and to implement the elite governance development plan.
“I look forward to working with him and providing as much support as possible before handing over the baton to both Howard and the new COO later in the season.”
Webb said: “I am looking forward to returning to England and starting this new challenge when I complete my contract with PRO – it’s an excellent opportunity for me.
“I am very proud of what has been achieved during my tenure here and aim to make a similar impact with PGMOL, using the Elite Governance Development Plan as a real driving force. I know I will inherit a strong foundation that has been laid by a lot of good work over a number of years. It is about maintaining these Standards and then improve them to grow and positively impact the game in England.”
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