Glory begin shortlisting for top job

Perth Glory say they are impressed with the applicants that have thrown their hat in the ring for its vacant chief executive role and are shortlisting candidates this week.

Jason Brewer resigned from the club on April 16 following the salary cap scandal that scuttled the club’s season.

Glory was removed from the A-League finals and fined $269,000 after cap breaches were exposed by Fairfax Media.

Applicants for the West Australian club’s top job have come from a diverse background.

“We have had in excess of 50 applications and are very impressed with the candidates and prospective talent that has shown interest,” a club spokesperson told FourFourTwo.

“There has a been a high calibre of applicants ranging from backgrounds in AFL, cricket and those with football experience.”

The deadline for applications closed last week.

According to reports, Swimming Australia chief operating officer and former South Melbourne executive, Peter Filopoulos, is one name that has been linked to the role.

“Shortlisting for the position has begun this week,” the spokesperson said.

“We hope to have someone in the role in July.”