South Melbourne FC acknowledges the article published yesterday by the Sydney Morning Herald in relation to the separation of former coach Chris Taylor from the club.

The club has participated in the process in conjunction with FIFA and related parties. FIFA have made a finding on the case however despite repeated requests, FIFA has not provided the South Melbourne FC with the basis for this outcome.

On the basis of legal advice received, the club has made the decision to appeal the matter. FIFA have confirmed the appeal process has now commenced and whilst the matter is before the courts the club will not comment further on the matter at this time.