Georgios Donis has stepped down as head coach of Greek Super League side Larissa after four seasons in charge.
In a statement on the club’s website, Donis said: “I would like to thank the players for the memorable moments they gave us. Larissa will always have a special place in my heart.”
Donis has been linked with a switch to AEK, and he has made no secret of his desire to manage on a bigger stage.
“I am a young guy, I have ambitions and I will look at any offer before making a decision,” he said earlier this month.
“People should know that I have set down some preconditions that have to be met by any team that is interested in me.
“I know that I have these conditions at Larissa and I am very happy here. It’s my club.”
The 38-year-old took the club from the second division into the top flight and won the 2007 Greek Cup.
The Cup success saw Larissa qualify for European football for only the second time in their histroy. The UEFA cup campaign brought Larissa face-to-face with his old employers Blackburn. The Greek outfit beat Rovers 2-0 in the first leg in Greece, and by only losing 2-1 in the away leg, his team qualified for the UEFA Cup group stages.
This season they finished sixth, just missing out on a play-off place.