Football Federation Australia Chief Executive David Gallop says promotion and relegation and a national second division will need to be one of the first things the new FFA board look at.
In the wake of the A-League clubs-led coup earlier this month, the FFA is set for sweeping changes that will see a vastly expanded congress electing a new set of FFA directors and chairman.
Among those believed to have been nominated for a spot on the FFA board are former Socceroo Craig Foster, former Soccer Australia chairman Remo Nogarotto, former Capital Football chief executive Heather Reid and Judith Griggs who compiled the FIFA-instigated Congress Review report which helped bring the current overhaul,
Under the new regime, the A-League will separate from the FFA to be run as a separate institution – and Gallop warned that means the board will have to look at the future structure of Australian football.
"When that group settles down to talk about what the operating model for the A-League should look like, and how the huge agenda that the game has got. and funding requirements of that huge agenda, it will have to take up the issues of a national second vivision," he told the Daily Football Show
"The potential for the game to move towards promotion and relegation – all of those things.
"It's not going to be a matter of just looking at the operating model for that A-League.
"The future will have to be considered as well as and that's a pretty complicated task for that group to get its arms around."
The new board members will be elected at the FFA AGM next month.