Stewart congratulates retiring ref...Rotherham United Chairman Tony Stewart has offered his congratulations ‘on a wonderful career’ to Howard Webb MBE after he retired as a referee following 25 years as the man in the middle.
The Millers Honorary Ambassador has now started a new role as technical director of the official referees' association, and Mr. Stewart also wished the World Cup final official luck for his new post.
“I think I speak on behalf of everyone connected with Rotherham United in saying to Howard congratulations on a wonderful career,” the Chairman told www.themillers.co.uk
“Of course Howard’s career on the field may have finished but his contribution to officiating in football will continue, and I could not think of a better individual to continue working with the current and future officials in this country.
“I have had the pleasure of getting to know Howard and his family since taking over Rotherham United, and they know they are always welcome here at New York Stadium.
“Everyone at Rotherham United would like to wish Howard luck in his new role and we look forward to perhaps seeing more of him at New York Stadium this season.”
Howard began officiating in 1989, progressing through the Northern Counties and Football League to become a Select Group referee in 2003.
His glittering career has taken in nine major international tournaments, as well as the Champions League final and every major domestic final.