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Sydney FC sack Dirk Melton as chief executive officer after complaints about his 'unacceptable' behaviour

Sydney FC sack Dirk Melton as chief executive officer after complaints about his 'unacceptable' behaviour

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Melton axed by the Sky Blues after formal complaints were made against him by staff, which 'could not be tolerated'

Dirk Melton has been sacked as Sydney FC's chief executive officer, the club revealed on Monday.

Speculation emerging over Melton's future at the A-League club inevitably proved correct, with the Sky Blues released a damning statement claiming the disposed CEO's behavior towards staff "could not be tolerated".

Community and game management general manager Stefan Kamasz has been appointed interim CEO until a decision from the Sydney FC board on Melton's replacement.

"The unanimous decision of the board follows a number of formal complaints of a serious nature by employees which were investigated and revealed behaviour in Mr Melton's management of staff which was completely unacceptable," the statement read.

"The board acknowledges that, during his period as chief executive officer, Mr Melton brought enthusiasm and passion to the role and had set on a path to achieve the strategic long term goals of the club.

"However, the board determined that Mr Melton's behaviour towards staff was inconsistent with his obligations and could not be tolerated by the board, and as a consequence the club could not continue with him as chief executive officer."

Melton had joined the Sky Blues in May 2011, having previously worked at National Rugby League clubs St George Illawarra and the Canterbury Bulldogs.

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