Jon Moss in SFA refs chief frame as ex Premier League whistler eyes Crawford Allan's Hampden gig

Former English Premier League ref Jon Moss is in the running to become the SFA's new refs chief.

Crawford Allan is set to leave his role as head of referee operations at Hampden. He has come under criticism from fans and bosses alike after a slew of VAR mistakes this season - 26 according to the last independent SFA review - as many grow ved up with the video technology. Allan is taking himself out of the firing line, and Moss could be stepping into it, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 53-year-old hung up his whistle two years ago after 11 years in the mega rich English top flight, a career which included him taking charge of the 2015 FA Cup Final. Since retiring, Sunderland-born Moss was select group 1 manager with the Professional Game Match Officials Board down south. However, he left that job in March and his responsibilities have been assumed by chief refereeing officer Howard Webb until the end of the campaign.

Now he could be back in the game north of the border as candidate to fill Allan's shoes. Moss left the PMGOL to "pursue new opportunities and now one may present itself to him at Hampden.

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