AC Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso has handed in his resignation as a coach at OFI Crete.
He decided to leave the Greek side after financial troubles saw several players decide not to turn up for training, and the club also face a transfer restrictions next month.
"I'm used to fighting, as evidenced by all my sporting career, and the commitment to the shirt has always been my belief: I intend to transmit it to the players I coach.
"Unfortunately this time I had to surrender: the current situation goes beyond my strength. To stay still, without any real prospect of avoiding the wreck corporate and sportsing would be undignified and disrespectful especially to the people of Crete."
His sudden availability in the job market will be of interest to fans at former club Rangers, with the Italian linked with taking over from Ally McCoist earlier in the month.
Gattuso even admitted his interest in mid-December, telling The Mail: "Two years ago I started as a manager at Sion and now I am carrying on my time in football in Heraklion.
“My situation at Crete is not simple. I wanted to leave but the fans would not let me go and that is okay.
“I only played for a year and a half at Rangers but it was a big pleasure to do that, so of course I would be interested in the job there."
Now there is nothing stopping him...