Western Sydney Wanderers chief executive John Tsatsimas admits the first season of the new independent A-League has a cloud hanging over it...but he's convinced it will all come good.
"I think the detachment of the A-League from the FFA is certainly causing a bit of a cloud over the administration...but I think that will be resolved in the next few weeks.
"I have every confidence that the final screws are being put in place and there's an understanding of what needs to be done.
"All the all the ugly things and the things that people don't want to know about - the legalities and transitional elements still to be formally settled upon – I think that takes away from the ability for the league to have a very seamless move into the season."
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But Tsatsimas is confident that once the dust settles, the A-League will be better off than ever before.
"It's all done for the good of the game," he said. "And I believe all parties have come together believing that it's good for the game. You'll see elements of that this season.
"But I think the hope for next season is even greater than what what's been proffered for this year."
Tsatsimas insisted future seasons will see a marked improvement on the way the A-League is sold in Australia.
"I don't think it's harboured any difficulties in rolling out this season," he said. "You talk about the marketing, I think that will just get better once everything is settled.
"Once there is a settled framework and a settled staffing element to the A-League there will be no excuses and it will be full steam ahead for everyone."