Luca Vigilante has farewelled his home of the last three seasons.
The popular Argentine was Riverside Olympic's first NPL Tasmania import and brought an international perspective to Windsor Park having previously played in Spain, Italy and Greece.
Arriving in March 2019, Vigilante was pivotal to Olympic's first state league campaign this century before a succession of injuries curtailed his impact.
He came off the bench in Saturday's loss to Glenorchy and will be available for Olympic's final four away fixtures, but at 27 he is keen to expand his coaching career on the mainland and return to his family in Buenos Aires.
"It's been amazing," he said. "The last two years have been hard because of injury and I could not get home but the club have been my family and always helped me. I feel part of the Riverside family.
"The first year started hard but got better and we had a very good group with Jarrod (Hill) and Gilly (Liam Gilmore) and Nil (Sanz) was my best friend. It was great when we had Chris Wademan over.
"The second year we really started to come together but I only played three games before I got injured. When I could play I enjoyed it more and had good people around me."
Having introduced the West Tamar to the delights of mate tea and led the tributes when his beloved Diego Maradona died, Vigilante leaves a lasting legacy, according to head coach Alex Gaetani.
"He has brought a lot to our club," he said.
"Tasmanian football can be quite physical and he brings the way the game should be played in terms of possession and building through the thirds.
"And he's so passionate about it. Football is his world and he's brought that passion to the squad and players he's coached now love football as much as he does.
"We remember his first year of NPL, he was as good as anyone going around."
Vigilante has also coached Olympic juniors and has high hopes for the club's future.
"I love coaching juniors here. That kept me alive this season when I couldn't play and I discovered another passion for coaching juniors.
"This season was not the best. Not many players came and it's been hard for the club without many junior coaches. I think Riverside has to take that more serious and also bring other players in if they want to compete at this level and I think they can do it as a club because it has everything else it needs."