Gattuso not under consideration for Spurs job


(FILES) This file photo taken on November 08, 2012 shows former Italian player and captain of the ...
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 08, 2012 shows former Italian player and captain of the Swiss football club FC Sion Gennaro Gattuso during a press conference in Sion. Fallen Italian giants AC Milan have sacked coach Vincenzo Montella and named combative former player Gennaro Gattuso as their new boss, the Chinese-owned club said on November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Sebastien FEVAL

In Summary

  • Gennaro Gattuso is not being considered as a candidate to become the new Tottenham manager.
  • The Italian, 43, left the manager's role at Fiorentina on Thursday, 23 days after being appointed.
  • The prospect of him joining Spurs prompted a fan protest, which was communicated to the club by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporter Trust.

Gennaro Gattuso is not being considered as a candidate to become the new Tottenham manager.

The Italian, 43, left the manager’s role at Fiorentina on Thursday, 23 days after being appointed.

The prospect of him joining Spurs prompted a fan protest, which was communicated to the club by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporter Trust.

The club had not commented on Gattuso but it is understood they are now looking elsewhere.

On Thursday, Spurs ended talks with former Roma manager Paulo Fonseca.

Fonseca, 48, is understood to be stunned by the developments, with negotiations reportedly so far advanced that discussions had taken place about potential signings.

Fans moved to create a #NoToGattuso hashtag which was trending on Twitter.

Some on social media referenced controversial comments the former Italy midfielder had previously made on subjects such as same sex marriage and women in football.

“We can and do communicate supporter sentiment to the decision makers at the club, and have done so very clearly on this occasion” the Tottenham Hotspur Supporter Trust tweeted. “We are aware of and acting on your concerns around potential managerial candidates.”

Earlier in June, Spurs had also been in advanced talks with former Inter Milan and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, while also trying to persuade their former manager Mauricio Pochettino to leave his role at Paris St-Germain.

It is now nearly two months since Mourinho was sacked after 17 months in charge.

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