Mark van Bommel has announced he's leaving AC Milan.

The Dutchman is following in the footsteps of Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso and Pippo Inzaghi in walking away from San Siro when his contract expires.

"I am leaving Milan and going back to Holland," he told Sky Sport Italia. "Maybe one day I'll return as a Coach.

"Life is like that, at a certain point you have to move on. When I arrived here, everyone told me this club was like a family. I have to say, it was all true."