Premier League referee Mike Deal is ready to return on the finish of the season.
Dean is the longest-serving referee within the Premier League and has additionally dished out a file quantity of purple playing cards within the Premier League. The 53-year-old is now set to convey to an finish his refereeing profession on the finish of the present season.
As reported by Telegraph, Dean will name off his on-field officiating however will proceed being concerned in soccer. The England worldwide is in talks with the Skilled Sport Match Officers (PGMOL) to maneuver right into a full-time VAR function.
Dean who was anticipated to stop on the finish of final season has officiated 553 top-flight matches.
Mike Dean is the one referee in Premier League historical past to point out 100 purple playing cards within the competitors.
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