Brisbane Roar can confirm it has been informed by Mitch Nichols’ representatives of his intent not to re-sign with the club.
Nichols’ contract lapsed on April 30, with his representatives expressing to the club their player was seeking new opportunities outside of Brisbane to further his career.
The midfielder played 125 matches for Brisbane Roar, scoring 24 goals and was a key part in the club’s back-to-back Hyundai A-League Championships.
Brisbane Roar Managing Director Sean Dobson said the club was disappointed with Nichols’ decision, but accepted his desire to challenge himself at a new club.
“We’d like to thank Mitch for his contribution in his six seasons at the club and we wish him well in his future endeavours,” Dobson said.
“We’ve been in constant communication with Mitch and his management during this season, however at this time Mitch indicated he feels he needs a new challenge.
“From the club’s point of view, we’re comfortable knowing we did everything in our power to keep Mitch in Brisbane Roar colours.”