Newcastle Jets and midfielder Zenon Caravella have agreed to part ways the club announced on Friday.
The decision is effective immediately, with Caravella granted a released from the final year of his contract with the Jets to pursue endevaours outside of football.
While the 31-year-old has not retired from professional football, he admits he will be taking an "indefinite break" from playing the game.
“After a fantastic 18 months with the Jets, I have reluctantly asked the Club to be released from the remainder of my contract to pursue business interests in my home of Far North Queensland,” Caravella said in a statement on the Newcastle Jets website.
“As I’ve been fortunate enough to have played professional football for 15 years, I leave this stage in my career with not only great memories, but valuable experience I can hopefully offer in my hometown of Cairns.
“While I’m not saying ‘goodbye' to the playing the game at the highest level, at this point it feels right to take an indefinite break.
“I want to thank the Newcastle Jets - players and staff - for being incredibly understanding in my decision and wish them all the best for the upcoming season.”
Caravella made a total of 25 appearances for the Jets after moving from Adelaide United in January of 2013, where he won the Club Champion award the season before.
“Zenon has been a fantastic contributor to the Newcastle Jets during his time at the Club,” Newcastle Jets CEO Robbie Middleby said.
“We thank him for his efforts on and off the field and wish him all the best with the next chapter of his life.”comments