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Beleaguered Deryck Shaw fronts after quitting as NZ Football president, in wake of damning review

Former New Zealand Football president Deryck Shaw has spoken after handing in his resignation, in the wake of Philippa Muir's review into the organisation's recent turmoil.

After the tumultuous recent developments within New Zealand Football led to the resignations of both CEO Andy Martin and Football Ferns coach Andreas Heraf, Shaw has become the latest casualty of an organisation in crisis.

Under pressure in his role as president, since the release of Phillipa Muir's review into the conduct and governance of New Zealand Football released last week, Shaw has today fallen on his sword, with vice president Philip Barry taking over his role.

Speaking to 1 NEWS, Shaw explained that he feels it is for the greater good that he steps down.

"In the best interest of Football New Zealand, the best thing is for me to step down," he began.

"I've made the decision, really thinking about the future of football, and for the game to move forward in the country."

Shaw also insists that he was not pressured into resigning, despite Muir's review finding he and the executive committee were too "hands off," with half of the review's recommendations relating to the board.

"I actually had a lot of support following the review.

"Certainly had a lot of support within the football membership, and post the review outcomes, had a lot of support.

"But I thought, weighing everything up, the right thing to do is to step down to allow the game to move forward.

"The only thing I'm really regretful of, is that I won't be part of the board implementing the findings of the review."

Shaw also refused to say whether or not the entire New Zealand Football board need to resign as well.

"I think that's really a matter for the membership, it's not for me to say who should or shouldn't be around the board table, and they'll make their decisions accordingly."

Deryck Shaw is the latest casualty of the inner turmoil at New Zealand Football. Source: 1 NEWS


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