Mark Clattenburg has been snubbed by the referees’ Hall of Fame - but, incredibly, his support team have all been included. The former Premier League whistler, 42, officiated both the Champions League and Euro finals in 2016. But that double was not enough for Clattenburg to be recognised by Professional Game Match Officials Limited chief Mike Riley as one of the all-time top officials. However, Clattenburg’s team - which includes assistants Simon Beck, Jake Collin, and additional assistants Anthony Taylor and Andre Marriner - were all inducted. Beck, Collin, Taylor and Marriner were on duty for the Champions League showpiece between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Milan plus the Euro final between hosts France and Portugal last summer. And SunSport understands Clattenburg’s ref colleagues were astonished at his omission at the annual officials’ conference at Heathrow.
Clattenburg quit the Premier League this year after slating a lack of support from the officials’ governing body. He has become Saudi Arabia’s new head of referees. 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.
Source: The Sun