Brisbane Roar has announced that four players have been released from the club after their contract has expired.
Manuel Arana, Cameron Crestani, Joey Katebian and Nathan Konstandopoulos are all players that are at the end of their contract and have not been renewed.
The managing director said that he wishes all the best to all the players that have been released and that he thanks them for all their contribution to the club. He said that the club has some new objectives and that they feel that a change of personnel is required if they want to achieve them.
He said that the club has been underperforming for quite some time and that it is important that there are changes. He said that the coaching staff has already identified some players that are going to replace the released players. The managing director said that there would be greater emphasis on younger players as they feel that there is a lot of talent locally that need to be exploited.
He said that the four players that have been released were extraordinary for the club, but he thinks that it is time for a change in the philosophy of the club.
He admitted that it would not be easy to replace the players that have left the club and that they will have to make a lot of effort to find quality players.
He said that they would be working closely with the new coach to find out what kind of players are needed for the club and that they will be starting the negotiations very soon. He believes that this is an exciting time for Brisbane Roar and that fans should expect a lot more from them next season.
He said that during the past two seasons they have come close to the Grand Final and that they want to breakthrough next season.