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Wellington Coach Ernie Merrick Calls For An End To A-League Salary Cap

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 26 / 16

A-League side Wellington coach Ernie Merrick "called for an end to the A-League salary cap, arguing the competition is too mature" for a system that has become outdated, according to the AAP. Each club can spend up to A$2.6M ($1.9M) under the cap but is "allowed to sign two marquees outside of it al...

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