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MLS executive Sargeant lands A-League role

Official release from Football Federation Australia

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today announced that Major League Soccer (MLS) Senior Executive Russell Sargeant will join the Hyundai A-League as General Manager, Operations.

Reporting to Head of Hyundai A-League Damien de Bohun, Sargeant will lead the FFA League Operations team, managing Hyundai A-League competition administration and services.

Sargeant brings a wealth of experience to the role after holding key positions in MLS (2005-2013), San Jose Earthquakes (2003-2005) and international sports administration and marketing.

Currently a Senior Director with MLS and Soccer United Marketing, Sargeant will return to his home country Australia following a 12 year stint in the US working in professional sport.

"We welcome Russell to the team and look forward to taking advantage of his wealth of experience in sports marketing and administration with MLS," said FFA CEO David Gallop.

"FFA is in a phase of detailed implementation of its strategic plan for the A-League. The recruitment of an executive who has been successful in both implementing strategy and building football in a nation with similar characteristics as Australia is another forward step in our growth story."

Sargeant will commence his role as General Manager, Hyundai A-League Operations in March.

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