Bakrie Group flags sweeping changes at Roar
The Bakrie Group have reiterated their commitment to the club but have flagged sweeping changes.
A new chairman, new board members and a new chief executive will be appointed.
The announcement of a new head coach is expected soon.
The club's Commercial Director, David Pourre, was named as the Roar's interim Chief Executive on Monday.
Roar failed to back up after their premiership-championship winning double in 2013/14 and finished the following season in sixth place after Perth Glory were dumped to seventh for rorting the salary cap.
With the Bakrie Group, one of Indonesia’s largest conglomerates, facing reported debts of more than $9 billion late last year there was speculation about their ongoing ownership of Roar.
But club chairman, Chris Fong, said the group remained committed to the club but would have a more local focus.
Fong will step down as chairman but maintain a position on a new-look board as a representative of the Bakrie Group.
Fong, who is based overseas, said his travel commitments made it difficult for him to maintain the necessary hands-on, day-to-day leadership and oversight required at the club.
He has recommended the new chairman be someone with a Brisbane background.
"The Roar's future is not in doubt but the model that we had in place needs to be overhauled," Fong said.
Fong said the Bakrie Group remained committed to the Roar but the club needed to better utilise and embrace local football expertise and passion.
"We will rally more support from Brisbane's business and football community as we move forward," Fong said.
Fong said the club had sought expert advice within Australia and overseas to identifying suitable candidates to be considered as the club's new Head Coach.
"The new Head Coach will oversee all aspects of football at the Roar," Fong said.
"He will ensure our teams at all levels play with attacking flair in the true Roar style."