The beleaguered Wellington Phoenix have parted ways with star forward Dario Vidosic and his father Rado in a hammer blow to their A-League aspirations.
The last-placed club said it had accepted the resignation of assistant coach Rado Vidosic and that Australian international Dario would also be leaving the club this week.
"We entered this season with tremendous optimism based on the pedigree of both Darije Kalezić and Rado Vidošić – both title winners, both excellent football thinkers.," Phoenix chief executive David Dome said in a statement.
"Over recent weeks it's become apparent not everyone has been on the same page and the playing group has begun to be affected by this uncertainty.
“We’ve put tremendous work this season into progressing the culture at this football club and the players and staff have bought into this. We are confident this unity of vision and purpose hold us in good stead to improve performances."
The club will announce new player and coaching additions in coming weeks once the January transfer window has opened.