Report: Howard Webb offered video assistant referee position in MLS

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After reportedly impressing on multiple interviews in the United States, Howard Webb could take on a great role within Major League Soccer.

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According to, former Premier League official Howard Webb has been offered a Video Referee Assistant job. Webb would require clearance from his current positions with BT Sport and the Saudi Arabian Football Federation in order to accept the MLS job.

A conflicting report from the Sun has suggested that Webb has been offered a position overseeing PRO’s referees, a job currently held by Peter Walton.

Webb, 45, currently serves as a consultant with both organizations after having retired from refereeing in August 2014.

Walton has held the position as Professional Referee Organization (PRO) chief for four years, and according to the organization, his contract runs until end of 2017.

is one of the world’s most recognized referees and has been involved in some of the game’s most contentious matches, including the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands.