Main content

Recommended videos

Highlights: Richmond v Carlton

11:17pm Mar 27, 2014

Malthouse rues costly mistakes

11:44pm Mar 27, 2014

Recommended articles

Sunday football as it happened

Sunday football as it happened

Recap Port's Showdown upset, plus big wins for the Hawks and Tigers

11:45am Apr 14, 2013

St Kilda v Richmond as it happened

St Kilda v Richmond as it happened

 Recap Friday night's MCG clash as the Tigers make their best start to a season in 16 years

04:00pm Apr 5, 2013

Carlton v Collingwood as it happened

Carlton v Collingwood as it happened

Recap Friday night's blockbuster as the Blues capitulate in front of 78,000 at the MCG

10:36pm Jul 5, 2013

Saturday football as it happened

Saturday football as it happened

Recap a day bookended by two major boilovers

01:00pm Mar 30, 2013

Fantasy review: round three

Fantasy review: round three

It was a tough round for AFL Fantasy coaches, Warnie writes

10:42pm Apr 6, 2014

Football world sends off Hafey in style

Football world sends off Hafey in style

Tom Hafey remembered as a great coach and a wonderful man

06:15pm May 19, 2014

Former Bombers chief to head soccer club

July 11, 2013 3:30 PM

AFL 2013 Media - Essendon Press Conference 050213

Former Essendon CEO Ian Robson

FORMER Essendon chief executive Ian Robson is returning to the sports industry with a rival code.

Robson was confirmed as chief executive of A-League powerhouse Melbourne Victory on Thursday afternoon.

At the time of his departure from the Bombers, Robson indicated he would like to remain in sports administration.

He was forced out of Essendon as the first major scalp to fall in the midst of the supplements scandal that rocked the club.

He admitted he had to take responsibility for what went wrong at Windy Hill.

"Accountability rests with me, and I accept that," he said.

But Victory is talking up Robson's credentials.

"We have been through a thorough process, engaging with a number of parties, giving us complete confidence that Ian is both suitable and extremely well qualified for the role," Melbourne Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro said.

Robson has previously worked in rugby league, and before the Bombers was Hawthorn's chief executive.

“Having spent many years working across other codes, I feel privileged now to have the opportunity to be involved in the world game with a great club like Melbourne Victory," he said.

He begins his new role on August 5.

Matt Thompson is a reporter for AFL Media. Follow him on Twitter @MattThompsonAFL