English Premier League referee Howard Webb has ended his 25-year career officiating matches to take up the role of technical director of the official referees’ association.
The 43-year-old began his career 1989 and went on to officiated some 500 Premier League and Football League matches and a host of World Cup games including the 2010 final.
He also took charge of the 2010 Champions League final.
In total Webb has refereed at nine major tournaments.
As Technical Director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited, Webb will be responsible for overseeing the technical direction and standards that govern the on-field performance of match officials.