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Coyne Quits - £350,000 Man Is Free

Coyne Quits - £350,000 Man Is Free

Colchester United have this afternoon set Chris Coyne free from his nightmare stay in Essex.

"Unfortunately, after eighteen months here, it's time to move on," said the defender on United`s official website. "It was made clear that I wasn't going to play week in, week out and I felt that I had to look at that and address it."

The 30-year-old has been released by the U`s following a flurry of speculation this week that he had already signed a deal at long-term admirers, Perth Glory.

They have offered the defender three-year terms, but it is understood that he also has offers from Korea, the Middle East and China to consider.

Coyne`s comments suggested he will return to his homeland: "There isn't much of a chance for the Australian manager to watch League One football but in Australia, I'm guaranteed to play 27 games in front of him."

The player`s situation became pressing after his breakthrough into the national team last summer; he continually missed games for United last season while travelling.

Coyne`s termination, having cost the club a then club-record free of £350,000 from Luton eighteen months ago, makes it increasingly likely that he will return to the A-League, where it is not customary for pay transfer fees for players.

Other possible destinations likely for Coyne, should he reject Glory`s offer, are Sydney FC, Gold Coast United and Adelaide.


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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Thursday July 9 2009
Time: 5:42PM

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Bit *****ed off we never got any money! But at least he's gone now!
StevieG Col U
10/07/2009 14:01:00
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