Mariners confirm Mané departure

Central Coast Mariners have confirmed Senegalese striker Malick Mané has left the club and will return to Sweden to continue his career.

Rumours emerged last month the 26-year-old attacker was on his way back to parent club IFK Goteborg after failing to settle on the Central Coast.

It was also alleged he blasted his team-mates and let fly with expletives in the dressing-room at half-time of the club’s Westfield FFA Cup loss to Adelaide United four weeks ago. 

Mane requested a release following that match, citing personal/family issues. 

After a promising debut in the season-opener against the Newcastle Jets, Mane failed to show his best and reportedly struggled to settle in Australia away from his family.