Perth Glory has accepted a decision from the Football Association Australia which will see heavy sanctions imposed on the club for salary cap breaches.
The cloud surrounding the embattled club hit crisis point when the Glory were kicked out of the 2014/15 finals series and fined $269,000 for salary cap breaches.
The Glory reportedly went over the cap by $400,000 this season, which includes undeclared benefits and payments to players.
Chief executive Jason Brewer claimed all payments were documented in a compliant manner, without secrecy, and claimed the team is innocent of the breaches.
The club was ready to take the FFA to court, but it took Brewer’s resignation on Thursday before they accepted the punishments handed out by the FFA.
New procedures will be put into place by Glory management to make sure they never have these problems again, but their troubles might not be over yet, with Perth players reportedly having the right to break out of their contracts due to the outcome.
The Western Australian outfit will attempt to put these issues behind them when they face Melbourne City on Sunday. – Joseph Walz
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