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Glory appoints new CEO

Perth Glory has wasted little time in appointing Tony Pingata's successor, announcing Anthony Radich as the club's new Chief Executive Officer.

Radich has previously spent time with the club, having served as the Glory's Head of Commercial, General Manager and Chief Operations Officer, passing 10,000 members in that time.

Radich has spent the past five years at NBL outfit Perth Wildcats, where he served as the commercial general manager.

Glory were dealt a shock earlier this month when chief executive Tony Pignata announced he would be leaving the club on September 30 to return home to Victoria.

Radich was unveiled as Pignata's replacement on Monday, with his role to start immediately.

Glory are in rebuilding mode both on and off the field following several seasons in the doldrums.

Perth's A-League Men's team finished bottom last season, with coach Richard Garcia sacked in March.

"It has been a very tumultuous last couple of seasons for the club, with both the men's and women's sides undoubtedly among the Australian professional teams most harshly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic," Radich said.

"As someone who loves the club and the sport, it hurt me deeply to see the toll that these challenges took on everyone associated with Glory and I am determined to ensure that I and my team can now make a significant difference commercially and operationally.

"I am certainly not ignorant of the enormity of the task and challenges that lie ahead of us all at the club.

"We need to rebuild its very foundations both on and off-field.

"It's always darkest before the dawn and administratively we are faced with almost a start-from-scratch proposition."

The new A-League season is set to start on October 7th.

IMAGE: Albany Advertiser.


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