Lowy has tried on several occasions to broker a deal which would see the establishment of an A-League team in what many consider as the heartland of Australian football.

He said he has been let down by proposed investors but would continue to focus his attention on the issue.

"I'm very disappointed that we are not there. Unfortunately a couple of efforts have fallen away because the people weren't either reliable or made promises that they couldn't keep," he said,

"Our prime objective is to be in the western suburbs of Sydney in the earliest possible future. I don't like to make promises, because I want to keep my promises, but I will not rest until we have a team in the western suburbs of Sydney."