Adelaide United can confirm the departure of five players from its 2016/17 squad.
Dylan McGowan, Sergio Cirio, George Mells, John Hall, and Jesse Makarounas have all left the Club following the conclusion of their contracts.
The Club thanks each player for their contributions during their time in Adelaide and wish them the best for the rest of their careers.
McGowan, Cirio, Mells, and Hall were all involved with the Club’s historic Hyundai A-League Premiership and Championship double-winning squad of 2015/16 and will be remembered for their efforts in bringing the illusive Championship to South Australia.
Contract negotiations with Club Captain, Eugene Galekovic, Marcelo Carrusca, and Iacopo La Rocca are on-going with their futures at the Club still to be agreed upon by all parties.
The futures of Kim Jae-sung, Marc Marino, Mark Ochieng, and Eli Babalj are also yet to be agreed upon, with the Club looking to appoint a Head Coach prior to making a determination.
Jordan Elsey will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness after recovering from his second ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
As a result, the Club’s General Manager of Football, Ante Kovacevic, will continue to scout Australian talent thoroughly until a Head Coach is appointed. The newly appointed Head Coach will then have final say over the three remaining foreign player spots, as well as all remaining players to complete Adelaide United’s squad for the 2017/18 season.
To date, Adelaide United’s squad is as follows:
Isaias, Baba Diawara, Tarek Elrich, Michael Marrone, Taylor Regan, Ben Garuccio, Paul Izzo, Riley McGree, Nikola Mileusnic, Jordan O’Doherty, Ryan Kitto, Daniel Margush, Benjamin Warland, Lachlan Brook.