Pignata appointed CEO of Sydney FC

SAM WORTHINGTON
Last updated 16:10 31/05/2012
Tony Pignata
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FOOTY FAN: Former Phoenix boss Tony Pignata has been given the top job at Sydney FC.

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Former Phoenix boss Tony Pignata has been appointed as Sydney FC's new chief executive, effective June 12.

Pignata joins Sydney FC with a wealth of knowledge of the A-League and grassroots football, having previously held the positions of CEO of the Phoenix and CEO of Football Federation Victoria.

The 47-year-old also has a strong business background, having worked in the Investment Banking Industry for 20 years after graduating from Monash University with a degree in Banking and Finance.

''On behalf of the board I'd like to congratulate Tony on his appointment and welcome him to Sydney FC,'' said Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow.

''Tony has a proven track record of successfully managing an A-League club and a State Federation as well as a wealth of commercial acumen gained from his background in the Banking and Finance industry.'' Pignata said.
 
''I am thrilled to be appointed as CEO of Sydney FC.''

''Sydney FC is one of the flagships of the A-League and it will be a privilege to work at such a strong club at what is a very exciting time in the evolution of the competition.

''It's great to be back in football, which is my passion, and I look forward to working with the Board, staff, players and fans at Sydney FC.''

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