Roar set to tear up Tiatto's contract
The Brisbane Roar are set to tear up the contract of disgruntled former Socceroo Danny Tiatto.
The veteran midfielder has been in discussions with Roar officials over ending his three-season A-League stint with the club after a second outburst aimed at coach Ange Postecoglou.
Previously sanctioned for claiming Postecoglou failed to gain the respect of senior players, Tiatto went further with a blast at the Roar and the coach on The World Game website this week.
Postecoglou on Friday morning said the fiery 36-year-old and the club were in the process of terminating his contract.
"Danny's either (currently) in discussions with the club or reached a mutual agreement for termination," he said.
"Paperwork or no paperwork, I've moved on weeks ago. The formalities of it are no concern to me."
Tiatto follows fellow senior players Craig Moore, Charlie Miller and Liam Reddy in leaving Ballymore since Postecoglou replaced former coach Frank Farina in mid-season.
The former Manchester City hardnut, who has said he was easing himself into retirement by holding back at training, has not trained with the Roar's squad for a week.
Postecoglou fended off concerns that continued criticism from Farina in his weekly newspaper column was destabilising the embattled club.
"We'll cop a bit of flak and me in particular, it's part of the routine but nothing to worry about," he said.
"I guess it depends how much people believe, but we've moved on weeks ago.
"It's not good, you don't want to be picking up the paper and reading negative things about your club."
The Roar, sitting eighth and four points outside the top six, face second-placed Sydney FC in a must-win match at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.