Newly appointed FFV CEO Peter Filopoulos says the federation’s “very clear strategic priorities” was a significant factor in his decision to accept the position.
Mr Filopoulos told FNR_Football Nation Radio his ambition was to stay in football and believes he could not have “picked to come at a better time” to accept the role at the FFV.
“I am looking forward to supporting Kimon [Taliadoros] and the board with their ambitions and strong aspirations,” Mr Filopoulos said.
Mr Filopoulos says he was captivated by the “record numbers” in participation and the strong interest within Victoria for the A-League and NPL but believes there are still challenges for improvement.
One of the challenges Mr Filopoulos discussed was in relation to government funding towards the improvement of facilities.
“We need to break through government barriers to get more funding to improve existing facilities and infrastructure,
“I am looking forward to speaking to government on these opportunities and to be involved in community football,” Mr Filopoulos said.
In relation to the Glory, Mr Filopoulos says the club will look to take on a “new approach” after the sacking of head coach Kenny Lowe.
According to Mr Filopoulos the Glory has received interest for the position from “some of the biggest coaching names in Australia”
Mr Filopoulos believes Lowe had a “vital role” in the elevation of youth and believes Lowe will flourish in his new role at the club.
“To keep someone of that skill and experience in the fold is very exciting,” Mr Filopoulos said.
Mr Filopoulos will remain Perth Glory CEO until 21 May, 2018.
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