The Chinese Super League is hoping to lure referee Mark Clattenburg. Photo: Reuters
Peter Simpson
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Top referee Mark Clattenburg should book Chinese Super League for trying to buy credibility

Could a move to cashed-up China be on the cards for the man just adjudged the world’s best officiator?

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The Chinese Super League is hoping to lure referee Mark Clattenburg. Photo: Reuters
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.