Glory’s chief calls it quits following salary cap issue
PERTH Glory chief executive Jason Brewer has resigned following the club's salary cap controversy.
The club was fined $269,000 and dumped from this year's A-League finals after a Football Federation Australia investigation found it had repeatedly breached the salary cap over several seasons.
Perth has appealed the decision and was still waiting on a decision from the FFA's independent disciplinary committee late yesterday.
Prior to that news being released, Brewer announced he had fallen on his sword.
"At the end of the day the responsibility of where the club finds itself today lies with me," he said.
"And that's not a responsibility that I'm going to shirk.
"However, if this club is going to move forward it's clearly in the best interests that I resign as CEO."
Notwithstanding the fact Brewer denied the club had made any so-called 'secret' or 'third-party' payments, he acknowledged he was responsible for the predicament the club found itself in.
"I unreservedly apologise to the staff, sponsors, members, fans and players of Perth Glory for the position in which the club finds itself. Perth Glory is a great club, with a great tradition - it has world class fans, quality players and quality staff ... and they should all be supported in moving forward."
On top of its previous alleged breaches, the FFA on Wednesday hit the club with a third show cause notice related to more alleged salary cap issues involving the failute to disclose reportable benefits and payments of more than $100,000.