DBU has a new man at the head of the refereeing: former World Cup referee Kim Milton Nielsen. He took over a new position, being responsible for, among other things, the development and training of referees. "I am looking forward to the new challenge. It's always exciting to work with people and I look forward to working with elite referees where I can help by giving back my experience from years as a referee", said Kim Milton.
The DBU has long searched for a new referee consultant, but the desire to fill the position with an experienced ex-international referee has put its natural limits on candidate field. Therefore, the elite boss Kim Hallberg is very pleased that has finally been reached an agreement in place with a heavy profile Kim Milton. "We are very pleased that we finally managed to get our referee consultant in place - one of the most experienced Danish referee in recent times. The position is changed from purely administrative to more responsibility for dialogue with our elite referees, as well as implementation and evaluation of our new referee projects. Therefore, the appointment of Kim is a further strengthening of our efforts to raise the refereeing level even higher in Danish football".
Kim Milton Nielsen is 55 years old and refereed from 1991 to 2006 in the Super League: 16 seasons and more than 250 Superliga matches plus several international competitions, among others, the UEFA Champions League final in 2004 and the match between England and Argentina at the FIFA World Cup in 1998, when Beckham was sent off. After finishing his referee career, Kim Milton had been with FC Roskilde and Fryland APS as vice-president. Additionally, Kim Milton is sitting in DBU's Ethics Council.