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Spanish Referee Manuel Mejuto Gonzalez To Adjudicate In Premier League
14 October 2009 @ 15:03

England could be set to experiment with foreign officials as Spain's top ref is asked to move to the Premier League. He will be too old to continue his job in his home country, but he could continue for several more years abroad...

Manuel Mejuto Gonzalez has been invited to extend his career by switching from Spain to referee in the Premier League at the end of the current season.

The well-known official has to retire under Spanish rules as he will turn 45-years-old next year, but in England officials can continue until they are 49.

In an unprecedented move, the Premier League have asked Mejuto Gonzalez if he would like to join them in an experiment that could see one other foreigner also take charge of English top flight fixtures.

After 15 years at the top in Spain and around the world, he is weighing up the offer to move to England, according to The Sun.

Mejuto Gonzalez has refereed at every major tournament and took charge of the Champions League final between Milan and Liverpool in 2005.

As well having experience at the World Cup finals and the European Championships, his arrival will be heralded by managers, who hope to see the standard of referring in England rise.

Sir Alex Ferguson is currently embroiled in controversy after accusing Alan Wiley, who is due to retire at the end of the season, of being unfit.

Source: goal.com



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