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Charlie Austin confirms Brisbane Roar exit after just SIX MONTHS in Australia

BREAKING NEWS: Charlie Austin confirms Brisbane Roar exit after just SIX MONTHS in Australia as former Premier League striker tells A-League club he wants to go back to the UK for ‘family reasons’

  • Charlie Austin has confirmed that he will make an immediate exit from Brisbane 
  • The 33-year-old joined the A-League club as their marquee signing this year 
  • However, he wants to return to the UK for ‘family reasons’ he said on Twitter
  • Austin had previously complained of the standard of TV in Australia 

Just six months on from becoming Brisbane Roar’s marquee signing, Charlie Austin has decided to head back to the UK.

Austin, 33, joined the A-League club on a ‘multi-year’ deal after leaving Queen’s Park Rangers following the 2021-22 season, with the former Premier League striker tasked with firing the strugglers up the ladder.

The Englishman has made plenty of headlines throughout his time Down Under, complaining about the quality of Australian TV, before angering locals by claiming Hobnobs are better than TimTams.

Charlie Austin has confirmed his departure from Brisbane Roar after just six months

The 33-year-old took to Twitter to thank the club and the A-League on Wednesday night

The 33-year-old took to Twitter to thank the club and the A-League on Wednesday night

Austin had complained of the lifestyle in Australia and said he wanted to return to the UK for family reasons

Austin had complained of the lifestyle in Australia and said he wanted to return to the UK for family reasons

And now, Austin is heading back to the UK for ‘family reasons’, taking to Twitter to confirm the news on Wednesday. 

‘Thank you @brisbaneroarfor all your support over the last 6 months,’ he wrote. 

‘The management, the lads & the fans have been fantastic, & still supported me even during my deliberations to head home. I’ve loved the A-League and hope it continues to grow. Family first, football second.’

Austin scored two goals in six A-League appearances for the Roar. 

Roar chairman Chris Fong refused to disclose whether Austin would make a hasty exit when quizzed earlier this week, but revealed that the club would dip into the market in January.

Austin scored two goals in six A-League appearances and the Roar are currently in 10th place

Austin scored two goals in six A-League appearances and the Roar are currently in 10th place

‘We are focusing on strengthening our attacking line-up in the January window,’ he said.

‘If Charlie is a part of that I’m not sure but I do understand discussions are in progress as there are broader implications at stake, especially non-club related.

‘Charlie is a stand-up person, and wherever we land it will be in the best interests for the club and Charlie.’

Brisbane are currently languishing in 10th in the ladder, although they are just three points behind Sydney in the playoffs. 

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