Ralf Rangnick acts as a revolutionary. Thanks to a suggestion from Manchester United’s caretaker coach, referees should train together with Premier League clubs in the future.
As the Daily Mail reports that Rangnick made the suggestion at a recent meeting between Premier League coaches and chief referee Mike Riley. Previously, some coaches had expressed concerns about the performance of the referees.
By training together, players and referees could get to know each other better and develop a better understanding of their respective counterparts, according to Rangnick’s idea.
Rangnick’s suggestion was apparently approved, because the idea is currently being examined by the referee organization PGMOL and could come into force as early as next season.
Details are yet to be announced, but the plan would likely see referees being able to use club training facilities as well as officiating training matches.
According to the report, another major topic at the meeting was the request from coaches such as Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool), Dean Smith (Norwich) and Frank Lampard (Everton) and Rangnick to use specialized video assistants in the future instead of these posts as before to rotate various referees.
In addition, the guidelines for the VAR were criticized because they were formulated too imprecisely. The outcome of these discussions is not yet known.