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.
Just want to say goodbye to all the @perthgloryfc family as last night was my last game for the club. Big thanks to all the fans, staff but most importantly my teammates, we shared some great memories as a club and I will always be following you from a far. All the best 💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/pui3Y0yuPj
— Ivan Franjic (@Franjic5) August 27, 2020
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.