listen to tony sage project his thoughts on how the a-league should expand into asia
Perth Glory owner Tony Sage believes the FFA should be looking to expand the A-League into South East Asia.
Sage told Michael Zappone and Tony Pignata on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Football Bosses he believes expanding into South East Asia will reach greater audiences and increase TV viewership.
“If you bring that Asian market here that’s 300 million more eyeballs onto the game,” Sage said.
Sage told the panel he has spoken informally with AFC member confederations and believes it would be an exciting prospect for the A-League to expand into South East Asia.
"I don't think there will be a big obstacle, as long as the associations in those countries agree to it. I know Malaysia would push very hard to be in the A-League,” Sage said.
Sage also told the panel he has gained permission from the FFA to move a home game from NIB Stadium next season to somewhere in Asia.
“It hasn’t been finalised, but I’ve received the tick of approval from the FFA,” Sage said.
When asked about a second A-League club in Perth, Sage said the city would not be able to sustain a second club.
Football Bosses airs every Wednesday from 8pm (AEDT) hosted by Michael Zappone and Tony Pignata on FNR_Football Nation Radio.
Listen to the full interview here