Gennaro Gattuso has revealed he was distraught to miss out on the Tottenham Hotspur job before Nuno Espirito Santo was given the role. The Lowdown: Gattuso a target Former AC Milan and Napoli boss Gattuso was approached by Spurs to take over from Jose Mourinho (via TEAMtalk), who was sacked in April.
GENNARO GATTUSO has finally lifted the lid on what happened with his failed appointment as Tottenham manager. The former Rangers star, known for his fiery temper, was all set to be named as new Spurs boss by club chief Daniel Levy following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho last season.
The 2006 World Cup winner had looked set to succeed Jose Mourinho as manager of the Premier League side before the accusations. "I had to accept a story that hurt me more than any defeat or suspension," Gattuso told 'Il Messaggero'. "My regret is that I did not have the opportunity to defend myself, to explain that what people in England said was not me."
Gennaro Gattuso has denied he is racist, sexist or anti-gay following Tottenham Hotspur's decision to pull out of negotiations over the manager's job after past comments had resurfaced. Sources told ESPN that Tottenham backed out of negotiations with Gattuso following a fan backlash online due to controversial comments he had previously made and the hashtag #NoToGattuso was trended on Twitter in the UK.
'Hate on social media is very dangerous' - Gattuso hits back at online campaign against him becoming Tottenham manager
The former AC Milan midfielder feels he was unfairly targeted and warned against the perils of social media after his move to north London collapsed Gennaro Gattuso insists he is neither racist nor sexist as he hit out at an online campaign against him during talks to become Tottenham manager.
Tottenham Hotspur appointed Nuno Santo as their new manager on Wednesday evening, but someone who was never anywhere near having talks or getting the job was Gennaro Gattuso, according to Spurs legend Graham Roberts. Gattuso was linked with the job in the immediate aftermath of talks breaking down between Spurs and Paulo Fonseca after he left his role at Fiorentina just 23 days from being appointed following disagreements with the board.
In a statement Fiorentina said that Italiano, who last season managed Spezia, has signed a deal until June 2023 with the 'Viola' with an option for an additional year. The 43-year-old has made a name for himself in the last two seasons with his work at Spezia, a small team which he guided into Serie A for the first time in its history and then kept in the Italian top flight with a creditable 15th-placed finish in 2020-21.
A huge twist has emerged in Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Nuno Santo… What’s the word? The 47-year-old is believed to be the front-runner for the vacant manager’s role at the North London outfit, with recently-appointed Fabio Paratici thought to be ‘pushing hard’ to secure him.
Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne claims to have inside knowledge on why Tottenham failed in their bid to appoint Gennaro Gattuso as their new manager. The Italy star played under Gattuso in Naples and claims that a “bit of a mess” was the reason why his old boss when not appointed in north London.
Napoli skipper Lorenzo Insigne has revealed Rino Gattuso branded Tottenham talks "a mess". After resigning from Fiorentina, Gattuso held talks with Spurs before the Londoners abruptly ended negotiations. Insigne remains close to the former Napoli coach and said: "We've texted each other, he told me there was a bit of mess.
The chain of events that saw Gattuso resign and Marko Grujic move in doubt Marko Grujic‘s proposed move to Porto is now in doubt due to a chain of events that sparked Gennaro Gattuso’s decision to leave Fiorentina after only 23 days in charge. Grujic is currently due to return to Kirkby for pre-season on July 12, but the midfielder will be made available on a permanent basis following a campaign spend on loan at Porto.
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Gennaro Gattuso would have definitely gone down as one of the most, if not the most controversial managerial appointment in Premier League history if he was named as Spurs‘ new manager. Fortunately, the sexist, racist and homophobic former Italian international has been rejected by the Spurs board, reportedly after huge uproar and protesting by fans on social media last night – who all came together and created the #NoToGattuso campaign which was the 2nd most trending topic in the United Kingdom at one stage.
Tottenham's search for a new manager was plunged into further chaos late on Thursday night when the club ended talks with Gennaro Gattuso over their vacant manager's position. It came amid a fierce backlash from supporters over the proposed appointment of the Italian, who has a history of backward comments about women in football, same-sex marriage and racism.
Tottenham’s pursuit of a new manager has taken yet another twist after the north London side swiftly decided against the appointment of Gennaro Gattuso. Gattuso emerged as a shock candidate for the role on Thursday after talks with former Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca broke down, the latter having failed to come to an agreement with the club over financial issues.
The Gers cult hero is the new frontrunner to take over at the North London outfit Furious Tottenham supporters have started a petition demanding their club pull out of talks to appoint former Rangers midfielder Rino Gattuso as manager. The Italian World Cup winner is the new frontrunner for the vacant job in North London after negotiations with several high-profile managers broke down in recent weeks including Antonio Conte, Erik Ten Hag and, most recently, ex-Roma gaffer Paulo Fonseca.
Tottenham management insist it was their decision to pull out of talks with former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca. The Mirror says Tottenham pulled out of negotiations for Fonseca at the 11th hour - when Gennaro Gattuso became available. Claims that Fonseca ended talks because of financial reasons being hotly denied.
Tottenham fans have urged the club to rethink their potential appointment of Gennaro Gattuso as the club’s new manager after a host of controversial, historical comments resurfaced. Spurs’ search for a successor to Jose Mourinho descended into farce on Thursday as they pulled the plug on a move for Paulo Fonseca, with a deal having been agreed for over a week, and instead turned their attention to Gattuso.
Tottenham were close to agreeing a deal with Paulo Fonseca to replace Jose Mourinho but pulled out at the 11th hour and have now turned their attentions to Gennaro Gattuso Tottenham pulled out of negotiations for Paulo Fonseca at the 11th hour - when Gennaro Gattuso became available. It is the latest incredible twist in Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy’s search for a manager after previously having negotiations for Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino.