Mark Clattenburg leaves Premier League to take a new position in Saudi Arabia.
“The PGMOL would like to wish Mark Clattenburg well as he prepares for his move to the Saudi Arabaian Football Federation,” A statement from Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGGMOL) said.
“Since joining the PGMO Select Group in 204, Mark developed into one of our top officials, refereeing at the highest level and setting standards for others to follow.
“Mark is a talented referee, he has been a great asset to the English game and hopefully an inspiration to those who want to get into refereeing at the grass roots of the game.
“We understand this is an exciting opportunity for Mark as well as further underlining what high esteem English match officials are held throughout the world game.”
The 41-year old was the highest-rated official in England, who was in charge of the finals of FA cup, Champions league and Euro 2016 last season.