Andy Webster admitted he is ready to take on a fresh challenge after having his contract with Rangers terminated on Monday.
The 28-year-old has struggled to hold down a place at the Scottish giants, despite a successful loan spell last term.
Webster was a revelation during his season-long period at Dundee United, captaining the Scottish cup-winning team in the process.
The former Hearts and Wigan centre back has had a career blighted by injury trouble, ultimately struggling to find his best form for Walter Smith's side.
"It's all a bit sudden to be honest. I got a call about 5 o'clock just asking if we could come to some sort of agreement to terminate the contract and that's been the case," he told Sky Sports News.
"I think it's probably best for all parties concerned, obviously I've had a difficult time here. So hopefully I go somewhere else and get a game of football and get back to what I enjoy doing the most.
"It's a fresh break for everybody concerned and I can turn my attention to elsewhere now.
"Having the contract and registration terminated I can speak to people so hopefully in the next few days I can get something sorted out."
One club rumoured to be keeping an eye on the defender's situation are Hearts, a team Webster famously and controversially left in 2006, taking his contract case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Despite a return to Tynecastle appearing something of an unlikely switch, Webster is refusing to rule out anything as he looks to get back playing first-team football.
"[Hearts] is something that if the option comes up I'll need to consider, but ultimately wherever I go I just want to play football so I'll take all these facts and considerations into account," he added.
"The main thing is that I'm fit and available to play football."