We all know that Mike Dean is set to retire at the end of the season and he will be joined by Martin Atkinson and Jon Moss.

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English referee Jonathan Moss (C) is surrounded by Arsenal players appealing for a handball decision during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 19, 2022. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Mike Dean, Martin Atkinson and Jon Moss have, together, been responsible for ruining far too many matches but this will be their last weekend in charge of any of them as they are set to hang up their whistles when this campaign comes to an end.

Mike Dean, however, got a few last Arsenal hurrahs as he took charge of Arsenal’s win over West Ham before being on VAR for the game against Tottenham.

As for Atkinson and Moss, I thought they might be handed another Arsenal game before the season ends but at least Granit Xhaka can now stop worrying about Moss, who has sent him off twice.

  • Andre Marriner will take charge of the Everton game while Lee Mason will be on VAR.
  • Mike Dean will be in charge of Chelsea v Watford on the final day.
  • Martin Atkinson is in charge of Crystal Palace v Manchester United.
  • Jon Moss is in charge of Leicester v Southampton.

Sadly, however, Atkinson and Moss will now take up roles with Mike Riley and PGMOL, although no position has been announced for Mike Dean at the time of writing.

The jobs have been created specifically for Atkinson and Moss.

Moss will become the manager of the select group of referees in the Premier League while Atkinson will coach them.

Dean had been expected to take up a role as a full-time VAR, but the Telegraph believe that Dean will leave refereeing altogether.

My money would be on him turning up as a pundit on TV but they also note that Dean was an accomplished ballroom dancer in his teens and could end up on a reality show or two.

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