Gennaro Gattuso has confirmed that he is walking away from his job as AC Milan head coach.
Milan secured a final day 3-2 victory over SPAL but still missed out on UEFA Champions League qualification to fierce rivals Inter and Atalanta by a solitary point.
And after the disappointment, the former Rossoneri midfielder confirmed that he'd be walking away from his role, despite holding two more years on his contract and leading them to their best placed finish since the 2012/13 season.
“Deciding to leave Milan’s bench is not easy but it’s a decision I had to make,” he said, according to Repubblica.
“There was not a precise moment in which I decided, it was the sum of these 18 months as coach of a team that for me will never be like the others. Months that I lived with great passion, unforgettable months.
“Mine is a painful but thoughtful choice. Am I giving up a two-year contract? Yes, because my story with Milan can never be a question of money.”