Mark Clattenburg is quitting his job as an English Premier League official to become Saudi Arabia's new head of referees.
The 41-year-old is widely considered to be one of the best referees in football and took charge of the Euro 2016 final, the Champions League final and the FA Cup final last season. Howard Webb, another former top-flight official, resigned as Saudi Arabia's head of refereeing 11 days ago. Clattenburg is expected to leave before the next premier league fixtures.
His new post will involve working with Saudi referees to improve performance and professionalise the set-up, while he will also take charge of some league games. He has signed a one-year rolling contract.