Uncertain future for Del Piero

The futures of Sydney FC star skipper Alessandro Del Piero and coach Frank Farina remain in limbo but chief executive Tony Pignata says a decision on the pair is imminent.

The Sky Blues' rollercoaster campaign ended with their 2-1 loss to Melbourne Victory last Friday and the focus has turned to whether or not either figure will remain at the club next season.

Del Piero is not contracted past this season but the Italian, who turns 40 in November, has implied he has no plans to retire.

Asked in a post-match interview on Friday if he wanted to play on he said: "Yeah, yeah for sure."

Pignata, however, says the Juventus legend is yet to decide what he wants to do, and has quashed reports the Sydney FC board has already decided not to extend his contract.

"No that's not true," Pignata said on Tuesday.

"We've had a discussion and we've always maintained that he will have a bit of a break after the season and then decide what he wants to do.

"So he hasn't actually indicated to us yet what he wants to do."

Pignata said he had not been in contact with either Del Piero or Farina since Friday's defeat but confirmed they were due to have discussions with the club soon.

"We really need to be respectful to both of them and we still need to sit down and have a chat to them," he said.

Farina's future at the club was said to be dependent on Sydney securing a top-four finish.

The Sky Blues ended their season just two points adrift in fifth, two positions higher than last year.

Pignata, while confirming a top-four finish was expected, said Farina's future would not be determined by the club's position on the ladder alone.

"That was one of his KRAs [Key Results Areas] but it's not solely dependent on that, " he said.

"The decision will have to be made by the board and, like any role and any year, we review everyone." AAP

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