Former Roar CEO returns as club boss

Former Brisbane Roar CEO David Pourre has been appointed as the embattled A-League club's new managing director.

AAP understands Pourre will be confirmed on Wednesday as the man tasked with steadying the ship as the Roar endures yet another off-field saga, this one sparked by the shock axing of managing director Mark Kingsman on Monday.

Pourre served as the club's chief executive for 12 months before resigning abruptly in May last year, partially because of his frustration at the time with the club's Indonesian owners, the Bakrie Group.