After nearly two years in the role Jason Brewer has today resigned from his position as CEO of Perth Glory Football Club. He issued this statement a short time ago.
I would like to personally apologise for a series of events which have resulted in the club facing sanctions by the Football Federation of Australia.
As CEO I ultimately take full responsibility for these actions which have resulted in the club being eliminated from this year’s Hyundai A-League finals campaign.
The decision by the FFA to eliminate the club from the finals, in no way reflects the massive effort undertaken this year by everyone, involved with the club.
I would like to stress that I genuinely love Perth Glory FC and all those involvedwith the club.
Two years ago I stepped into the role with the belief that I could make a difference.
As a father of three, I have always wanted the best for my family and I applied the same principal to my “football” family and have at all times wanted the best for the club, its staff, sponsors, players, members and supporters.
There has been much media speculation regarding the club’s salary cap position.
Like every A-League club, we manage it throughout the season and it must be made very clear that this club has made each and every payment through its own records.
There have been no so called “secret” or “third party” payments made on behalf of the club.
As I said, as CEO of the club, the ultimate responsibility rests with me and for this reason I must take full and total responsibility.
It is therefore, in the best interests of the club, I announce that from today I am resigning as CEO of Perth Glory…with immediate effect and before the outcome of the appeal process is reached.
I unreservedly apologise to the staff, sponsors, members, fans and players of Perth Glory for the position in which the club finds itself in.
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.
This Sunday marks the last home game of the season for Perth Glory FC
I would like to urge all the members and fans to flock to nib Stadium and give the boys and Kenny Lowe the send off they all deserve.