Carney's second Sky Blues stint over

07 June 2018 08:39:19 EST

Veteran David Carney has left Sydney FC after a second spell with the Sky Blues.

The 34-year-old is one of three player to depart the club, along with Anthony Kalik and Fabio Ferreira, as new coach Steve Corica sets about rebuilding the squad for the 2018/19 campaign.

Carney's two stints at the club yielded 94 appearances, and during his second spell he helped the club win a championship and back-to-back premierships.

The utility player, who played for Sheffield United and Blackpool during his time in England, rejoined the Sky Blues in 2016 from Newcastle Jets.

I've given my all for the club and achieved everything that there is to achieve,

David Carney

He has not said whether he intends to continue his career, but bade the club a fond farewell.

"I've given my all for the club and achieved everything that there is to achieve," said the 48-cap Socceroo.

"I feel it's the right time for me to move on to the next stage of my career...I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead."

Carney said he wished all the best to Corica, who he's known for a long time.

And the new coach paid tribute to the player, describing him as an outstanding asset to the club.

Corica said of him: "He will be remembered as one of Sydney FC's favourite sons...who can forget the impact he had when he came on in the 2017 Grand Final."

Kalik has returned to Hajduk Split after the end of his loan spell, while Ferreira was surplus to requirements following his three-month stint.

Corica said: "We have a strong nucleus of players to build on to continue our success next season and we will be working hard on the areas that we need to strengthen ahead of pre-season starting in July."

Sydney FC are 4/1 to win the 2019 Grand Final.

The Sky Blues are 9/5 to win the minor premiership.

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