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Nathan Magill, Football Australia’s head of referees, has accepted a position with the English Football Association.

Magill, whose responsibilities included appointing referees for A-League matches, will leave Football Australia next month after a three-year tenure to take up his new post as head of referee development at the FA.

“I am forever grateful for the opportunity to lead the department in a sport that has been a central part of my life,” Magill said.

“I am proud of what we have accomplished together over the last three years. It has been one of the most rewarding times of my career.”

James Johnson, CEO of the FA, said: “Nathan is a cornerstone of our refereeing department and brings passion, dedication and a wealth of knowledge to the role.

“His efforts have significantly improved the standard of refereeing in Australia and his positive influence will be felt for many years to come.”

FA will begin searching for a replacement for Magill shortly.

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