Australian Jarred Gillett among five EFL referees being interviewed for promotion

Australian official Jarred Gillett is among five EFL referees being interviewed for promotion to the top flight this summer and the 34-year-old could become the FIRST overseas referee in Premier League history

  • Sources expect referee Jared Gillett to win elevation to the Premier League 
  • He has impressed in England and has experience as a FIFA international official
  • The other four candidates up for promotion are Tony Harrington, John Brooks, Michael Salisbury and Keith Stroud

Australian Jarred Gillett is among five EFL referees being interviewed for promotion to the Premier League this summer.

If successful, the 34-year-old will become the first overseas referee in Premier League history.

Sources expect Gillett to win elevation to the top flight given his experience as a FIFA international official and his impressive performances since arriving in England in 2019.

Australian Jarred Gillett is among five EFL referees being interviewed for promotion

Australian Jarred Gillett is among five EFL referees being interviewed for promotion

He has been studying at Liverpool’s John Moores University, where he was appointed a post-doctoral researcher in cerebral palsy.

We understand 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 should he decide it is merited.

Long-serving Lee Mason retired earlier this month and Riley is looking to bolster his roster with the best referees from Select Group 2.

Tony Harrington is one of the other four candidates that are currently being interviewed

Tony Harrington is one of the other four candidates that are currently being interviewed

Tony Harrington is one of the other four candidates that are currently being interviewed 

Lancashire official Salisbury was only 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 Sunday’s League One play-off final at Wembley and has nine years’ experience in the EFL.

Leicestershire’s Brooks has experience as a Premier League assistant referee and has taken charge of EFL matches since 2016. He ran the line in the FA Cup final of that same year.

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