Dimitrijevic, Necevski stay on at Sydney FC

Milos Dimitrijevic says he is motivated to work harder by the young talent at Sydney FC Source: Getty Images Asia Pacific

Sydney FC's Serbian midfielder Milos Dimitrijevic and goalkeeper Ivan Necevski have signed new one year contracts with the Sky Blues.

Dimitrijevic, who joined the A-League team in January, made nine appearances for the club over the back end of the season.

The former Serbian under-21 international will link up with Graham Arnold's squad when it returns for training in June and the midfielder is relishing the opportunity of playing under the Championship winning head coach.

“I’m very excited to get back to training,” Dimitrijevic said.

“Graham Arnold is a very good coach, he has some bold ideas and I believe with the team that we have, we can win the Grand Final under him and make the Asian Champions League.

“It is my ambition to win medals here and by staying with the biggest club in Australia I believe I can help make that happen.”

Necevski has made 45 appearances for the Sky Blues, winning the club's Players' Player of the Year award in 2011-2012.

In signing the new contract, the Sydney born shot-stopper, and dual premiership and championship winner, will become the longest serving player at the Sky Blues after Terry McFlynn's retirement last season.

“I’m happy to extend my time with Sydney FC,” Necevski said.

“I was involved when we won the Premiership and then the Grand Final in Melbourne and I believe with the ambitions Graham Arnold has, and being involved in a winning team and a winning environment, it will put us in good stead to make the top two, win the Grand Final and play in the Champions League as well.”

Necevski said the relationship he has built up with the club over the past seven years was a key factor in helping him make his decision to renew with the Sky Blues.

Arnold was delighted to add more depth and strength to his squad.

“Obviously Milos is another quality foreign player,” he said. “We saw bits and pieces of that quality last year with him only arriving half way through the season and not being fully fit.

“After a full pre-season we will be expecting to see a lot more from him this year.

“Ivan brings a lot of experience having played a number of A-League games for this club,” continued Arnold.

“It’s great to be able to have two first choice A-League keepers in the squad to be able to choose from.”

With the recent acquisitions of attakers Shane Smeltz and Bernie Ibini and the re-signing of defender Matthew Jurman, Arnold's squad is starting to take shape.