It’s never a nice job for managers to either release or sell players who no longer serve any real purpose at their club - but it’s part of parcel of being the boss of a football club.
Every coach must make difficult decisions at the end of each season; however, sometimes a player can make things easier by recognising their own predicament and forcing a move away.
Let’s take a look at ten high-profile players who will find themselves surplus to requirements at their respective clubs this summer. In some cases, they already know that they have outstayed their welcome.
Don’t forget to have your say in the comments box below. Tell us which other star players will soon become surplus to requirements.