Scottish FA begin search for new compliance officer ahead of VAR roll out

The Scottish FA has started the search for a new compliance officer with Andrew Phillips set to depart the role.

Having stepped into the position in February 2021, Phillips depart for a role elsewhere in November.

The SFA have confirmed the recruitment process is already underway for a replacement.

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Gary Booth, Scottish FA chief governance officer, said: “Andrew has displayed significant professionalism throughout his time in this high-pressure role, particularly as football adapted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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"The position of the compliance officer is a vital one in the Scottish professional game and Andrew’s commitment to the role has set a high bar for his successor.

“We would like to place on record our gratitude to Andrew for his hard work and dedication as we look to recruit his replacement.”

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VAR is set to be introduced in the Scottish Premiership later this season. The technology designed to aid refereeing won’t impact the role of compliance officer, The Scotsman understands.

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The Scottish FA are on the hunt for a new compliance officer. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)



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