Craig Foster believes football fans in the St George district and Sutherland Shire should be demanding their own professional club.
Football Federation Australia outlined plans last week to expand the top professional tier with two new franchises to enter the A-League and W-League competitions in 2019.
In March last year it was revealed a new club that would represent the St George, Sutherland Shire and Illawarra was one step closer to reality following the announcement of a consortium to head an official bid.
The franchise, with the working title of Southern Expansion, was being led by St George football icon and football commentator Les Murray and former Socceroo Foster and financially backed by Chinese property giant JiaYuan Group.
Former NSW Premier Morris Iemma became Southern Expansion’s steering group chairman following Murray’s death in July.