Ivan Campo has admitted that he has been left with a bitter taste in his mouth after being released by Bolton Wanderers.
The veteran midfielder was not offered a new deal by manager Gary Megson after spending six seasons at the Reebok Stadium.
And while Campo understands Megson's decision to let him go, the 34-year-old has hit out at his former boss and chairman Phil Gartside for an apparent lack of sentiment following his exit.
"It is a bit sad I had to find out from the coach, in a two minute phone call, four days after the final game of the season, that he no longer wanted me," Campo said in a letter on GuillemBalague.com .
"I can fully understand that the coach wants to play a different style and there is no room for a player like me.
"That's fine, but I would have liked to have been given the chance to say goodbye.
"One of the saddest things in my unforgettable time at Bolton is nobody from the club has been in contact to wish me good luck.
"At the very least I expected a phone call from Phil Gartside. I'm very upset it has ended this way."