Ljubo Milicevic and the Melbourne Victory have parted company.
It seems the defender and the club have agreed to “mutually terminate his contract”, which suggests to me that the Victory will not be required to pay out his contract – as would have been the case if they had fired him outright. Perhaps Milicevic has some other offers on the table.
Or maybe he just decided to end the charade. Milicevic appears to have been in the Victory’s bad books since well before the breakfast debacle in October. His injury provided a convenient front, but it was obvious to most Melbourne supporters that Ljubo had little to no hope of becoming a regular in the Melbourne side. It seems both parties were just biding their time, waiting for the day when they could amicably part company.
Gary Cole, adopting his usual line, wishes Ljubo “well for the future”.