BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic looks on during the A-League Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium on April 21, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic has reportedly sealed his exit from the club after the 2-0 defeat in the A-league semi-finals.

Popovic will take over Greek Super League club Xanthi FC, with the club reportedly being bought by Bill Papas, president of NPL outfit Sydney Olympic, As per The World Game.

Glory owner Tony Sage said in a statement he had heard nothing from Popovic and his future.

“He is contracted for next season and it’s up to him to make a comment if he wishes to break that contract,” Sage said.

“Whatever he decides, the club is concentrating on the upcoming ACL season and signing seven new players to fill our roster.”

Ex-Socceroo defender Ivan Franjic announced he was also leaving the club.


Franjic is set to join A-League newcomers Macarthur FC while Glory add Andrew Nabbout and Nathaniel Atkinson for the 2020-21 season.

Popovic coached in Europe in 2017 with a nine-game stint at Turkish club Karabükspor.