Cavallucci drops out of race to succeed Gallop as FFA boss

The field has narrowed in the race to become Football Federation Australia’s new chief executive after former Queensland state politician and businessman Robert Cavallucci formally withdrew his candidacy.

Cavallucci had reached the final stage of the recuritment process but released a statement on Friday confirming that he was dropping out. He now looks set to be appointed the chief executive of Football Queensland.

Robert Cavallucci, who headed up the Brisbane City A-League expansion bid, won’t be the new CEO of FFA.Credit:AAP

His decision means David Gallop’s successor will likely be either Brendan Schwab, the former boss of the PFA, or James Johnson, the City Football Group executive who previously worked for FIFA and AFC.

“This afternoon I spoke to the chair of the FFA [Chris Nikou] and advised him that I was withdrawing my candidacy and ongoing participation with the process to appoint the new CEO for the FFA,” Cavallucci said in the statement.


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