Weah quits Manchester City

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George Weah, the former FIFA world soccer player of the year, may have seen his illustrious career end today after he was released from his two-year contract at Manchester City.

George Weah, the former FIFA world soccer player of the year, may have seen his illustrious career end today after he was released from his two-year contract at Manchester City.

The 34-year-old, who has scored four goals in nine games for the Premiership side, has been angry at not starting consistently for Joe Royle's team and was on the bench in Saturday's 2-0 win over Bradford.

"It is not a situation I thought would arise, however, having spoken to Joe Royle, we have amicably agreed it would be best for both parties to terminate my contract," he said.

"I will review my own situation at a later date."

The Liberian joined Manchester City three months ago from AC Milan, which had terminated his contract. He played on loan last season with Chelsea.

"It is always regretful when things do not work out between club and player," Royle said.

"George is a true professional who has a great stature throughout European football, and we wish him well."

In a statement, Man City said Weah was traveling to the United States immediately on official business with UNICEF and FIFA.

Weah joined AS Monaco in 1988 under coach Arsene Wenger and played for four seasons with Paris Saint-Germain beginning in 1992.

He joined AC Milan in 1995 and led the team to the '96 league title.

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