Kurz's role at the club has been in doubt since chairman Piet van der Pol apparently avoided crunch talks on the German's future and his new contract.

But today the club confirmed Kurz would leave at the end of the season.

“After meeting with Marco earlier this week, I informed him of our decision not to extend his contact beyond this season," said the chairman in an official club statement.

“As a club, we are grateful for Marco’s hard work and for helping to guide us to our second FFA Cup trophy.

“Marco has our full support for the remaining games this season, as we push to secure a home final and look to go as far as we can in the Finals.

“In the coming weeks we will be identifying potential candidates and will not be making further comment on this matter until an appropriate time.”

Kurz – a former Fortuna Dusseldorf and Kaiserslautern coach – added: “During my meeting with Piet I realised quickly that we do not have a common vision for the future of Adelaide United.

“Our goals are very different and therefore a renewal of my contract does not make sense.

“Regardless of this decision, it is important now to focus on reaching our aims for the season and to secure a spot in the finals.”