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Adel Utd boss Amor yet to decide future

NZN 14/04/2017 Steve Larkin

Coach Guillermo Amor isn't yet thinking of the end of Adelaide United's A-league season will also signal the end of an era.

Amor and several star players including captain Eugene Galekovic and midfielder Marcelo Carrusca could feature in their last A-League game for the Reds against Western Sydney on Saturday night.

Adelaide's domestic season ends with the fixture but Amor isn't sure whether it will also mark the end of an era which delivered the club's first title last season.

Amor is rated unlikely to remain in Adelaide next season but when asked about his future on Friday, replied: "We don't know."

"And the players the same. A lot of players are finished contract."

Stalwart Galekovic is tipped to depart with the Reds on the verge of signing Central Coast goalkeeper Paul Izzo.

Midfield ace Carrusca and defender Iacapo La Rocca are understood to be considered offers from rivals.

Centre-back Dylan McGowan is expected to join an overseas club while attacker Sergio Cirio also falls off-contract and is weighing up deals from other A-League clubs.

All were members of Adelaide's championship-winning side last season, meaning Saturday night's home encounter against the finals-bound Wanderers could be the end of an era.

The Reds also need a win to stay off the bottom of the ladder - they're ninth, equal on points with last-placed Newcastle.

But Amor said a desire to avoid the wooden spoon won't provide extra motivation for his players.

"The motivation is a thing that the player must have always within," he said.

"It's not what our situation is ... the motivation must be always in a professional player - the situation of the table now is another thing."

STATS THAT MATTER

* Only Newcastle have won less home games than Adelaide this season - the Jets have won three at home, the Reds four.

* Western Sydney have won just once in their past eight league games outside of New South Wales.

* But the Wanderers enter the match on a five-game unbeaten streak (three wins, two draws) in the A-League.

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