Former Melbourne Victory skipper Mark Milligan is on the hunt for a new club after he was axed by Saudi Professional League side Al-Ahli.
The 32-year-old impressed in all three group matches of the Socceroos' recent World Cup campaign, but had his contract abruptly ended by the Jeddah-based club on Friday.
"Al-Ahli terminated the contracts of Giannis Fetfatzidis, Mark Milligan, Claudemir, and Leonardo," the club said via its official account.
"Al-Ahli president thanked the chairman of the General Authority of Sports, his excellency Turki Al-Sheikh, for his continuous support to the club."
Milligan made eight Pro League appearances for Al-Ahli.
His last match was in May in the second leg of an AFC Champions League round of 16 fixture against Qatari club Al-Sadd.
Al-Ahli finished runners-up to Al-Hilal in the 2017-18 Saudi Pro League.
Milligan made his way to Al-Ahli in the January transfer window when the Victory reluctantly agreed to let the midfielder go.
"We obviously did everything we could to keep him, but Mark was adamant this was an opportunity he wanted to take up," coach Kevin Muscat said at the time.
The Victory went on to defeat Newcastle 1-0 in a controversial A-League grand final to claim the 2017-18 title.