The Brisbane Roar have released Stef Nijland, James Meyer and Matt Jurman, while Liam Miller has elected to leave Perth Glory.
Brisbane Roar have released Stef Nijland, James Meyer and Matt Jurman as they tune up their squad for the 2013-14 season.
Champions in 2011 and 2012, the Roar's attempt at a three-peat was ended at the weekend by Premier's Plate holders the Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 in their semi-final.
And with the loss signalling an end to Brisbane's campaign, coach Mike Mulvey quickly moved to reinvigorate his squad at the expense of Nijland, Meyer and Jurman.
Defender Jurman played 15 times in his second season in orange and black, and has been linked to a move back to old club Sydney FC, while midfielder Meyer scored one goal in his five appearances.
Dutch attacker Nijland was on a four-month loan deal with the Queensland club, and he had 10 appearances before being released back to Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven.
Mulvey said the trio were not in his plans beyond this season.
"From my point of view, I'd like to thank all three for their commitment and professionalism during my time at the club," Mulvey said in a release.
"Each has contributed to the club in their own way, but at this point in time they did not fit into our plans as we move forward.
"On behalf of the club, I'd like to wish each player the best of luck for their respective career in the future."
Meanwhile, experienced midfielder Liam Miller has decided not to renew his contract with Perth Glory.
Miller was offered a new deal for the 2013/2014 season, but the Republic of Ireland international declined and will instead pursue other options.
"Unfortunately, it's part and parcel of football," Glory coach Alistair Edwards said.
"Players come and go. Liam has played an important role over the last two years but has decided to move on.
"We'd like to thank him for his commitment and professionalism at Perth Glory and we wish him well in his future endeavours."