listen to pfa ceo john didulica discuss the current framework
PFA CEO John Didulica says the current A-League employment framework is “not fit for purpose” and must be addressed moving forward.
John Didulica spoke on FNR_Football Nation Radio about the decision made by the Central Coast Mariners to allocate 90 per cent of their salary cap on the playing roster for next season.
Didulica believes the issue is only on "the periphery” of what is a larger issue with the league’s current employment framework.
“We need to spend the next 12 months as the league moves towards independence devising a model better suited for what we’re trying to achieve,” Didulica said.
Didulica says the framework should coincide with the league’s ambitions of attracting better players and sustaining competitiveness within the league.
“We want to be globally competitive in terms of our best teams and talent we can attract as well as being able to have spots for local players in the squad and an evenly contested league,” Didulica said.
In relation to the Mariners, Didulica says it will be difficult for the club to benefit from this decision and could prevent further growth.
“Whether the Mariners spend an extra $200,000 it’s not going to bridge the 45 point difference and they’re not being allowed to build their club,” Didulica said.
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