by GIANFRANCO PANIZO
After spending almost a decade of his career with Reading, Marcus Hahnemann has been released by the Royals.
Hahnemann, along with three other players, were told early Friday morning that their contracts would not be renewed. The move comes just three days after Burnley defeated Reading, preventing them from reaching the final of the promotion playoffs.
"The players who are leaving will all sorely be missed, but this week has seen the end of an era and it's time for the club to move on," said Director of Football Nick Hammond to the club's website.
Hammond added: "Marcus has been a tremendously consistent and reliable goalkeeper for many years, and has without a doubt been one of our most important players in the last decade."
Hahnemann, who turns 37 next month, is now a free agent who can sign with any team this summer.
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