Tottenham turn to Gennaro Gattuso after talks with former AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca collapsed

June 18th, 2021 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Negotiations between Paulo Fonseca and Tottenham collapsed and Spurs are now in talks with Gennaro Gattuso, according to reports.

The last 24 hours have been quite intense for Gattuso, a 2006 Italy World Cup winner, who parted ways with Fiorentina just 23 days after having being announced La Viola coach.

Several reports in Italy, as cited by Football Italia, state that Gattuso and Fiorentina had disagreements over the club’s summer transfer strategies.

Gattuso’s agent Jorge Mendes was massively involved in the dispute as the Tuscans were in talks to sign some of his clients but were reportedly unwilling to match the agent’s economic demands in terms of commissions.

Tottenham are now negotiating with the Italian tactician after that talks with former Roma coach Paulo Fonseca collapsed.

Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims the Portuguese coach won’t be appointed Tottenham coach due to ‘tax reasons’, meaning Gattuso is now the leading candidate to take over in North London.

Tottenham appointed former Juventus director Fabio Paratici as their new managing director last week.

Paratici is on very good terms with Mendes having signed both Joao Cancelo and Cristiano Ronaldo during his time in Turin.

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