FFA name panel for national teams review


Football Federation Australia has named a three-person panel to review national team management after the controversial sacking of ex-Matildas coach Alen Stajcic in January.

Former Australia netball captain Liz Ellis will sit on the panel along with Sydney Olympics bid mastermind Rod McGeoch.

The panel will be chaired by businesswoman Diane Smith-Gander and investigate decision-making processes and the way in which items are reported to the FFA board within national teams.

It will not review Stajcic's termination but will use the decision as an example to shed light on processes within national team management structures.

β€œThe decision of the Board to replace Alen Stajcic as the Matildas coach is not under review or subject to review," FFA chairman Chris Nikou said.

"However, the process raised questions for the board on the manner in which conduct, performance and information are addressed by FFA as an organisation.”

The panel's report is expected to be delivered to the FFA board by the end of October.

Source AAP