Western Sydney Wanderers have released imports Alexander Baumjohann and Oriol Riera at the end of a disappointing A-League season.
A number of other players are likely to be shown the door after exit interviews in the coming days, after Markus Babbel's side finished 16 points off the Finals Series.
Baumjohann, who was the team's chief creative outlet, is leaving after just one season while Babbel has confirmed leading scorer Riera won't be returning for next season when the club move into their new Bankwest Stadium home.
Wanderers will also lose Josh Risdon, who is moving to A-League expansion team Western United, while Mark Bridge has retired.
Riera's 10 goals in 21 league outings couldn't prevent Babbel's team missing out on the top six. He also led the club in goals last season with 16 when they finished two points outside the Finals Series places.
Among other players who could leave are Roly Bonevacia, who has been linked with a move to Perth Glory, Spanish defender Raul Llorente and youngster Abraham Majok – a target for Central Coast Mariners.
Babbel said: "I'm 100 per cent sure we'll have a stronger side next season. If we get the players what I have in my head I think we'll have a strong side.
"In the end, it's a quality thing. We need quality, we need experience because how we play, the style was most of the time good. If you get this man chances you have to win these games.
"This is the next step … many players have two frustrating years behind them and definitely will not follow a third one. We have to come back in the playoffs, this is what the club expects and where we want to go."
Wanderers finished eighth in the table, where they had been since round eight, and won just six of their 27 matches.
Meanwhile, minor premiers Perth Glory are 11/10 to win the Grand Final. Australia are 250/1 to win the 2020 World Cup.