The chief executive of the A-league football club Perth Glory has quit his job and apologised for his role in the salary cap scandal that has engulfed the team.
Glory will miss the finals and have accepted they must pay $270,000 in fines after being found guilty of exceeding the cap by about $400,000 this season.
But the club won't lose any points next season, despite being issued a third show-cause notice earlier this week, relating to an additional $100,000 in player payments and benefits that allegedly weren't declared.
Jason Brewer announced he was standing down after the club was fined by Football Federation Australia and banned from competing in this season's A-League playoffs for allegedly breaching the salary cap.
"It's very much my decision," he said.
"I love this club, but this club is far, far bigger than any individual, any administrative person, any player, or any coach."
While Brewer accepted the responsibility for the club's situation, he insisted the club was innocent of any wrong-doing, and they made no secret or third party payments.
Brewer took full responsibility for the club's plight, but he was adamant there had been no secret payments.