Former NRL boss David Gallop will be confirmed shortly as the new chief executive of Football Federation Australia.
An official announcement is expected within the next half hour, confirming the departure of Ben Buckley, who has been at the helm of the FFA for the past six years.
Gallop won’t be able to move into Whitlam Square immediately, possibly leaving Buckley in charge of finalising the all-important new television deal.
Now the NRL has finalised its own deal, things are expected to move quickly in the broadcast negotiations, which may yet involve either SBS or Ten in a partnership with Fox Sports. The FFA is still hopeful of doubling the existing contract to $40million per year.
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