Official release from Football Federation Australia
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.