Birmingham have cancelled the contract of striker Dwight Yorke by mutual consent after just eight months at the club.
Yorke, 33, is expected to join up with Australian A-League side, Sydney FC, in time for the start of their season in July.
Yorke joined Blues from Blackburn in August in a £250,000 deal and made an encouraging start with goals as a substitute against Charlton and Newcastle.
But the Trinidad and Tobago international made only four Premiership and two Carling Cup starts for Steve Bruce's side.
Bruce intimated during the January transfer window that Yorke could leave to attain regular football, and the arrival of Walter Pandiani meant the former Manchester United star slipped further down the pecking order.
Yorke's spell at the club sparked a row involving club owner David Sullivan after the player was subject of racial abuse from fans when he returned to Ewood Park with City in November.
Sullivan accused Yorke of "over-reacting" to the situation and more recently hit out at his fellow directors of not publicly supporting him over the issue.
Yorke's spell in England spanned 16 years after he was signed for Aston Villa by Graham Taylor in 1989.
He spent seven successful years at Villa before forming a prolific partnership with Andy Cole at Manchester United - a pairing which also teamed up at Blackburn but not with the same success.
A club statement read: "Birmingham City Football Club can today confirm that Dwight Yorke's contract has been cancelled by mutual consent.
"Both parties have agreed to terminate the contract so that Dwight can pursue a career in Australia.
"The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Dwight for his contribution to our season and wish him the best of luck for the future."