Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has resigned from his position as
president of the Egyptian Referees Committee after only five months in charge.
The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) confirmed on Wednesday it had agreed that
the 47-year-old could leave the role.
“The board of directors of the Egyptian Football Association decided, in its
emergency meeting today, Wednesday, to accept the resignation of Mr Mark
Clattenburg,” the EFA tweeted.
It added that the EFA would be seeking to “preserve the rights of the federation and
the consequences of his resignation in accordance with the terms of the concluded
Clattenburg was this week the subject of criticism from the president of the Zamalek
club, Mortada Mansour, on Zamalek’s own TV channel.
Clattenburg was promoted to refereeing Premier League matches in 2004 after three
seasons in the Football League.
His final game was in April 2017 as Leicester City won 1-0 at West Bromwich Albion.
He also took charge of the Euro 2016 final as Portugal beat France 1-0 and the
Champions League final, when Real Madrid beat local rivals Atletico, the same year.