I had a meeting today with the manager and he informed that the club is not going to offer me a new contract, simply because they would not be able to afford it. He said there would have been no point to get into negotiations as that would really mean a substantial reduction in what they would offer compared to the current situation.
I fully appreciate and respect what they are trying to do; it does make sense for the good of the club. No doubt this is a turning point for the club to redefine its priorities, set the new targets and try to achieve them. I believe with the current manager and serious planning the club will soon be back in the Premier League.
I had really good time at Leicester and I am leaving the club with many good memories. The fans, Micky Adams and Craug Levin, the chairman and the chief executive officer, and all the other members of staff have always been there for me and the other players and have always been very supportive. I like to believe that I have lived up to their expectations both at a professional and personal level.
I now need to find a new team to continue my career. I believe I have a few more goods football years in front of me and as such I will look to join a team that can offer me the opportunity to compete at the highest level.
Nikos Dabizas >