Players from half of the Hyundai A-League clubs have put forward a motion of no-confidence in Professional Footballers Association (PFA) CEO Adam Vivian, according to reports today.
According to a story in the Daily Telegraph , the players are demanding the removal of the controversial Vivian from his post as chief executive.
They have called for an extraordinary general meeting to be held to push through with their demand.
It’s understood the players have lost confidence in the PFA chief over a number of issues, including:
-The level of communication during the recent Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations;
-The way the union has been run under Vivian’s leadership.
PFA rules state that a general meeting has to be held if only 5 percent of its members call for one in writing.
The development comes just a short time after the drawn-out CBA deal was finally signed off on with Football Federation Australia.
The newspaper report revealed the motion of no confidence was submitted by multiple signatories from five clubs, while a teleconference was also held in which many players also conveyed their disapproval with Vivian’s stewardship.
The PFA responded to the claims, releasing a statement to the Telegraph which read: “The PFA Executive maintains its confidence in the Chief Executive and are currently undertaking a process in accordance with the rules of the PFA.
“Further comment will be made once that process has been completed.”