Western Sydney Wanderers have begun the rebuild of their squad for next season, announcing on Thursday that 10 players won’t be a part of their squad for Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season.
Among the players released is skipper Dimas, playmaker Mitch Nichols, defender Scott Neville, import Bruno Piñatares and veteran striker Ryan Griffiths.
Youngster Liam Youlley, as well as Stefan Zinni and Emilio Martinez have also all parted ways with the Wanderers following the conclusion of their contracts.
Argentine marquee Nicolás Martinez and midfielder Terry Antonis will return to parent clubs Olympiacos and PAOK respectively following the conclusion of their loan deals.
Captain Dimas departs after making 58 appearances and scoring six goals in his two seasons with the club.
The 34-year-old midfielder arrived from Recreativo in Spain and immediately established himself as one of the league’s premier midfielders, playing a key role in the Wanderers’ charge to their third Grand Final in the 2015/16 Season.
Vice-captain Nichols says farewell after a stellar two seasons at the Wanderers, where he scored 13 goals in his 63 appearances.
Neville departs after spending the past two seasons at the Wanderers, making 60 appearances and netting three goals, including a sensational strike in the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
The 28-year-old was a mainstay at right back during his time in Red & Black and will now return to Western Australia with hometown side Perth Glory.
Uruguayan Piñatares made 21 appearances across all competitions, while Griffiths made seven appearances for the club after signing mid-way through the season.