New Sydney A-League expansion side Macarthur FC have lost their CEO Archie Fraser just four months after his appointment.
The former head of the A-League and ex-CEO of St Kilda AFL club has quit to return to a new job in Melbourne, he said today.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to be the inaugural CEO of Macarthur FC," said Fraser.
"But after a few months in the role, I have chosen to head back to Melbourne to take on a role in the technology sector.
“My thoughts are that it was best to make this decision early, and in the best interests of the club before things really kicked off.
“I am confident that Macarthur FC will be a fantastic club and a great addition to the A-League from season 2020/21, and whoever is eventually appointed to the role will find enthusiasm from the local football fans, business community and local government Councils.
“It is a wonderful football area, with outstanding potential.”
Fraser will finish in the role on September 6.
Macarthur FC chairman Rabieh Krayem, will take over the executive duties until a new CEO is appointed, the club said today.
“We are sorry to lose Archie,” said Krayem.
“He is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in football in Australia, and we wish him well.”