Ex-proffessional players are always still involved in football, whether it is as a commentator as in a management role. I think it would be much better to see some ex-players become referees because it would probably be an excellent move as players would not be able to dive as much and they would not stand for any messing around like the pathetic strictness of todays whistle blowers.
Jim Sweeney: Absolutely, I've been saying this for years. Cricket does it e.g. Peter Willey, why not soccer.