Sports Will he be missed? Howard Webb has announced his retirement from refereeing

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English referee Howard Webb has announced his retirement from officiating in football matches after 25 years.

Rated as one of the best in the business,Webb equally had his own share of criticisms that trailed him during his time in the centre circle .

He has handled top level games and have been in charge of both the Champions League and the World Cup final matches,all in 2010.

The 43-year-old will now take up the role of Technical Director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited [PGMOL] in the English Premier League.

"I am very excited to start this new chapter in my career after a wonderfully rewarding 25 years on the pitch," Webb said. "I have spent over a decade with the best seat in the house for Barclays Premier League matches, been lucky enough to be involved in nine UEFA and FIFA tournaments, and taken charge of the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup finals.

"Refereeing has given me so much and it’s important that match officials who have had the rewards remain in the game to pass on their knowledge. I also have much more to learn about the business of refereeing and the best place for me to do that is with PGMOL. It’s an incredibly positive working environment and we all have a common goal of improving refereeing.

"Over the last five years in particular we have made huge strides in terms of our accuracy, fitness and professionalism. The current Select Group are the best referees this country has ever produced and I am thrilled that I not only get the chance to continue working with them but also the opportunity to help develop the next generation of Select Group officials."

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@Chris Maduewesi Funny response. Now, why would I miss him? We aren't related and I haven't shared some cookies with him over a cup of coffee.

Pray, do tell me why I would have a 'guilty conscience coated'