Australian official Jarred Gillett is one of five EFL referees to be interviewed for promotion to the top flight this summer and the 34-year-old could become the FIRST foreign referee in Premier League history
- Sources expect referee Jared Gillett to win promotion to Premier League
- He has impressed in England and has experience as an international FIFA official
- The other four candidates for promotion are Tony Harrington, John Brooks, Michael Salisbury and Keith Stroud
Australian Jarred Gillett is one of five EFL referees to be interviewed for promotion to the Premier League this summer.
If successful, the 34-year-old will become the first foreign referee in Premier League history.
Sources expect Gillett to reach the top flight, given his experience as an international FIFA official and his impressive performance since arriving in England in 2019.
Australian Jarred Gillett is one of five EFL referees to be interviewed for promotion
He studied at John Moores University in Liverpool, where he was appointed as a postdoctoral researcher in cerebral palsy.
We understand that the other four candidates are Tony Harrington, John Brooks, Michael Salisbury and Keith Stroud.
PGMOL boss Mike Riley could promote more than one official to the Select Group if he decides it’s deserved.
Longtime serving Lee Mason retired earlier this month and Riley is looking to bolster his roster with Select Group 2’s top umpires.
Tony Harrington is one of the other four candidates currently being interviewed
Salisbury, officially Salisbury, was promoted to that group last summer, while Stroud, 51, refereed in the Premier League between 2007 and 2010 before returning to the EFL ranks.
Harrington, from Hartlepool, refereed the League One play-off final at Wembley on Sunday and has nine years of experience in the EFL.
Brooks of Leicestershire has experience as an assistant referee in the Premier League and has been in charge of EFL games since 2016. He took the lead in the FA Cup final that same year.