Western Sydney playmaker Milos Ninkovic says he didn’t want his last act as a player to be an ugly dressing room stoush with Steve Corica, as he aims to continue his glittering career in Australia by moving into coaching.
At the age of 38, and after tossing up retirement, the two-time Johnny Warren Medal winner will be the oldest player in the A-League Men this season – and, arguably, it’s most controversial.
Ninkovic caused outrage last season when he made the cross-town move to join Marko Rudan’s Wanderers after a trophy-laden, seven-year stint with Sydney FC.
The Serbian maverick made the switch after falling out with Corica and the Sydney hierarchy over his status as a visa player.
The bad blood between the two sides bubbled along, reaching a climax in last year’s fiery finals derby when Sydney FC snatched a 2-1 win.
After that loss, Ninkovic sought out his former Sydney teammates to…