Hugh Dallas has confirmed that his son Andrew has resigned from the elite FIFA list.
Details of the decision were leaked on social media last month prompting speculation that the Lanarkshire official was jumping before he was pushed.
A place on the FIFA list opens up lucrative international appointments with hefty match fees, business class travel and very generous expenses. For UEFA appointments six officials from the one country will take charge of one fixture.
With a place on the FIFA list the SFA will award the top domestic fixtures with Dallas Junior in charge of Celtic’s 2018 Betfred Cup win over Aberdeen.
The Sun reports:
Dad and ex-ref Hugh said: “It was taking 30 to 40 days a year for Andrew. He had to take the decision based on his personal and professional life.”
In 2010 Hugh was sacked by the SFA for sending anti-catholic emails but retained his role within UEFA involving referee training and appointments.
Andrew joined the FIFA list in 2015 before he had refereed a single Celtic match.