English referee Mark Clattenburg will leave his job as a Premier League official to become Saudi Arabia's new head of referees, it has been reported by various outlets in England.
The sometimes controversial Clattenburg, 41, was in charge of the Euro 2016 final, the Champions League final and the FA Cup final last season.
Howard Webb, another ex-Premier League official, resigned as Saudi Arabia's head of refereeing 11 days ago.
Clattenburg is expected to leave before the next Premier League fixtures.
The Englishman's new post will involve working with Saudi referees to improve performance and professionalise the setup.
He is also expected to handle some league games after signing a one-year rolling contract.
Clattenburg said on the Saudi Football Federation's Twitter page on Thursday: "This is an important move forward. We have professional referees in the country that I am leaving which has been a big positive.
"One thing I'd like to do is work with the refereeing team and the president to make this happen so that it will be successful for many, many years to come."
The Premier League's referee body, Professional Game Match Officials Limited, said he had been "a great asset" and "an inspiration to those who want to get into refereeing".
Its statement added: "We understand this is an exciting opportunity for Mark, and it further underlines the high esteem for English match officials throughout the world game."4years ago My wife left me,because i was too WEAK in bed,but today she calls me Bed Champion.Now i finally discovered a Natural Solution that forces women to ask for more. " - CLICK HERE To See My Breakthrough. Men, eat this fruit & you will get a bigger penis size. How I Permanently Cured My Premature Ejaculation And Low Sperm Count Problem Without Any Side Effects Within 72hrs.And Confidently Last Over 35 Minutes Per Round In Bed.