Gennaro Gattuso resigns as OFI Crete manager

Italian had only been in charge for seven games

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Gennaro Gattuso unexpectedly announced his resignation as manager of the Greek team OFI during a post-match press conference.

The former AC Milan player said he resigned because the players "don't believe" in him.

‘Rino’ moved to Crete last June and has amassed three wins and four losses in seven matches as a manager.

After losing 3-2 away to Asteras Tripolis, he said: “I dedicated all of my passion and all of my strength for this team.

“But I can’t deal with problems every day, I am not the chairman my job is football.”

The Italian legend added that he is very sad to take that decision and that he spent four amazing months in a fantastic city with incredible people and a very good atmosphere.

This announcement comes just a month after he lashed out on a Greek newspaper that claimed he would leave the bench soon.

The 36-year-old said back in September: “Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. But you will not touch my job and my players.

“And all those things that were written on that paper are all bull***t. 100 per cent bull***t.”

Gattuso made a name for himself at Milan where he amassed 335 appearances and nine goals for the Rossoneri.