SYDNEY (Reuters) - football Federation Australia (FFA) leader executive David Gallop said on Thursday he will step down from the function on Dec. 31 because the u . S .

. Prepares to enforce a ways-attaining modifications to the expert game.

Gallop, who joined the FFA in 2012, stated the latest decision to split the expert leagues from the national body intended there needed to be a reassessment of the business enterprise’s management.

“With the NLWG (New League running group) guidelines to bring about fundamental changes to Australia’s expert competitions ... The chief government’s position because it currently exists can be a completely one of a kind, narrower position,” Gallop said in a declaration on Thursday.

“It makes experience for anyone to have time to brazenly decide what that new position and new management looks as if.”

The 53-year-antique, a former chief executive of Australia’s national Rugby League, have been contracted with the FFA till late 2020.

Gallop’s tenure at FFA noticed Australia win their first men’s Asian Cup identify in 2015, the creation of new competitions and a strengthening of ladies’s football at all stages.

He additionally secured a six-12 months broadcasting settlement really worth A$346 million ($241.27 million), the most important within the organization’s history.

FFA and the expert golf equipment were locked in a two-year struggle that saw world governing body FIFA threaten Australia’s club if they did now not accept governance adjustments.

FFA’s Congress voted in favour of changes to the frame’s charter at an first rate wellknown meeting ultimate October, which paved the way for the separation of the expert leagues from the FFA.

Gallop was hoping the FFA and its expert clubs should keep to work together in the future.

“football is the true world game and many Australians from all backgrounds need to see it grow bigger and more potent inside the decades to come back,” he introduced.

“There are challenges given the expectancies that are created by way of the worldwide reflect that is held up to the sport on this usa’s competitive wearing panorama, however enormous increase opportunities are to be had if the stakeholders are united.”