In August of 2014, Howard Webb decided to step down from refereeing as he ended his career which extended past 20 years of being in charge of matches as the referee.
After stepping down as coach, Howard Webb opted to initiate a new career as he took up a role of technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Board.
The Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOB) is an association of football referees which has the objective of providing match officials for all games that are played in the Premier League of England.
This assignment of selecting match officials for the upcoming season of the Premier League has now been given to Howard Webb.
The general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) is Mike Riley and he has praised Howard Webb as he said that this new role that Webb has taken up has allowed him of having a better understanding of the organization and he has what it takes to fulfill these new tasks and assignments which are being given to him.
Mike Riley told the media: “Howard’s role as technical director this season has enabled him to obtain an excellent understanding of the organization, our officials and the strong work of our support team. What has also become clear is that Howard has a natural flair for coaching and his extensive experience of the Premier League means he’s expertly placed to lead and further develop the high standards of the Select Group.”
Howard Webb is taking from KerenBaratt who at the age of 69 was expected to retire as he has been working full-time for the PGMOL referees Select Group of Managers but Baratt will not be retiring, he will just be taking up a different role in the organization and now the assignment of managing the Select Group has been appointed to Howard Webb who will also be working alongside another manager.