Gennaro Gattuso leaves Milan but refuses the rest of his entitled pay in his contract


Gennaro Gattuso has announced that he will be leaving his role at AC Milan as manager, after the Rossoneri missed out on UEFA Champions League qualification on Sunday.


The Italian announced that he will be leaving the club, even though his contract is set to expire in 2021, but he has refused to receive any sort of compensation from the club.


Gattuso said that “Deciding to leave Milan’s bench is not easy but it’s a decision I had to make."


On the decision to not receive any sort of compensation from the club, the former AC Milan midfielder added that “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.”


Gattuso took the role of manager in November 2017 after Vincenzo Montella was sacked, and the Italian managed to take the club to 6th place in 2017/18 and 5th place in 2018/19, with the latter being the club's highest finish since 2012/13.