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Mark Clattenburg: Egypt appoint Englishman to oversee refereeing in country

English referee Mark Clattenburg has worked in Saudi Arabia and China since leaving the Premier League in 2017

Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has been appointed as chair of the newly established refereeing committee in Egypt.

The decision came at a meeting held by the Egyptian Football Association on Wednesday.

The move by the Egyptian Football Association comes at a time when the local referees were criticized by many clubs in the Egyptian Premier League for their management this season.

In recent years, teams have threatened to quit the league in protest of what they see as poor decisions that have cost them vital points.

Clattenburg officiated over 570 domestic, European and international matches between 2000 and 2017, with two of the highlights of his career in 2016 when he took charge of the Champions League final in Milan and the European Championship final between Portugal and France.

The 47-year-old Left First Class English in February 2017 To take over as Head of Arbitration in Saudi Arabia, replacing fellow countryman Howard Webb.

Clattenburg also worked in China.

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