Martin Atkinson and Jon Moss will retire together with Mike Dean.

Referee Kevin Friend follows Mike Dean, Jon Moss, and Martin Atkinson in retiring this summer, leaving the Premier League with a shortage of skilled officers and only younger officers to fill the vacuum. Kevin Friend is the most recent Premier League official to retire. This summer, Mike Dean, Jon Moss, and Martin Atkinson retired their whistles.

At the pinnacle of English soccer, there is now a shortage of experienced officers. The Premier League may also be forced to rely on younger, less experienced officials. Max Mathews writes for Mailonline. Kevin Friend is the most recent Premier League referee to retire, causing concerns about a dearth of skilled officials at the pinnacle of English soccer.

A friend is the most recent retiree this summer, with the 50-year-old taking on an administrative role with the referees’ organization at the expense of ‘Select Group Two’ referees working in the Championship. He joins Mike Dean, Jon Moss, and Martin Atkinson in calling their quits after the season finished in May, with a combined 63 years of top-flight experience. Kevin Friend (pictured) is the most recent Premier League official to retire.

This summer, Mike Dean (shown), Jon Moss, and Martin Atkinson all hung up their whistles. This summer, Mike Dean (shown), Jon Moss, and Martin Atkinson all hung up their whistles. Each of the four has overseen an FA Cup final and a slew of big games, resulting in a void of officiating expertise.

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Friend, Moss, and Atkinson will now take on administrative and teaching positions, while Dean may move into television, and a group of young referees has been promoted to Premier League ‘Select Group 1’. Due to the deficit, PGMOL chief Mike Riley (pictured) may have to utilize younger referees.

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Tom Bramall joins Jarred Gillett, John Brooks, Michael Salisbury, and Tony Harrington on the top stage this season. Only Australian Gillett was typically utilized in the Premier League – but all players must now be introduced into top-tier video games.

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Former Premier League official Bobby Madley, brother of Select Group 1 official Andy, will return to the Championship next season, while Scottish Bobby Madden will work in League One and League Two. Howard Webb, who oversaw the World Cup’s demise in 2010, is also expected to return to a prominent position at PGMOL.