The Sky Blues have started their squad overhaul, cutting eight players after the end of their Asian Champions League campaign.

Reserve goalkeepers Ivan Necevski and Anthony Bouzanis, defenders Zac Anderson, Riley Woodcock and Jacob Tratt, and forwards Robert Stambolziev, Alex Mullen and Christopher Naumoff have all been released by Sydney FC.

“I'd like to thank all of our departing players for their efforts and service to Sydney FC this past season. Your contributions have been appreciated and I wish you all well in the next stage of your careers," coach Graham Arnold said in a statement.