The Association of Australian Football Clubs (AAFC) has written to all members of the FIFA Congress urging them to insist on an independent inquiry into the dismissal of Alen Stajcic.
Chairman of AAFC, Rabieh Krayem, wrote that the member clubs of AAFC are "dismayed" at the way the sacking has played out.
"Of course, we cannot comment on the decision taken to dismiss Mr Stajcic – not least because the members of the football community have not been offered a proper reason," the letter states.
"However, we can comment on the way in which it was done, the lack of transparency around the decision, the abysmal communication around it, and the actions of the deputy chairman of the FFA Board in sending messages and/or private tweets to individuals ... and also giving interviews that could well be considered defamatory to Mr Stajcic."
AAFC said it is a new Congress and a new Board, and the Congress should exercise their responsibility to protect the reputation of football.
"You put the current Board in place. You must now act on behalf of the football community to insist on a proper independent investigation of the issues; not just related to the dismissal of Mr Stajcic, but the broader issues implicit in his dismissal concerning the management and operations of the women’s game in Australia."
The letter is here:
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