'God of football' Meier leaves Wanderers after A-League fights


"God of football" Alexander Meier left Western Sydney Wanderers after struggling to have an impact on League A.

Meier, 37, scored just one goal in 12 games for Wanderers before the mutual termination of his contract was confirmed on Friday.


The former Eintracht Frankfurt striker has been dubbed the "God of Football" but struggled with the pace of the A-League and will return to Germany for "personal reasons".

"I am grateful for this experience," Meier said in a statement.

“Wanderers is a pro football club, everyone was very helpful and supportive, the fans were great and I really enjoyed my time here.


"I will miss my teammates, the club and the fans and wish them all the best for the rest of the season."


Western Sydney announced the signing of former West Brom and Nottingham Forest striker Simon Cox on Thursday.

Wanderers are eighth in the A-League table and host Perth Glory on Sunday.

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