That’s right, there has been yet another twist in Tottenham’s hunt to find a replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked all the way back in April.
Tottenham can’t find a manager
Thus far, a number of high-profile names have been linked with the Spurs bench.
Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini was linked with the job, but he quashed such rumours pretty quickly.
However, it appeared as though Spurs’ long search for a Mourinho replacement had finally come to an end when it was reported on June 11th that former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca had agreed in principle to take over in north London.
Gattuso not joining Tottenham
However, incredibly, reports then emerged on Thursday that talks had broken down with Fonseca.
In turn, it was claimed that Spurs were set to move for Gennaro Gattuso.
Tottenham are NOT intentioned to cover the economic difference on fiscal side with Fonseca – he was set to sign after contract verbally agreed, it was done… but talks have now broken down. ❌⚪️ #THFC
Tottenham search now restarted. Jorge Mendes will try with Gattuso. @SkySport
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 17, 2021
On Friday morning, though, word has spread that Spurs will not be making Gattuso their new boss.
As per The Athletic:
Tottenham’s protracted search for a new manager will continue after the north London club decided against appointing Gennaro Gattuso
The Athletic’s report also details the backlash which Gattuso’s potential appointment had been met with on the part of Tottenham’s fans across social media.
This was in relation to past comments made by the Italian regarding the role of women in football, same-sex marriage and racism:
🚨 EXCL: Tottenham have decided against appointing Gennaro Gattuso to their vacant managerial position. Conversations were held with the 43yo after his surprise Fiorentina exit but he will not be getting the Spurs job. Search continues @TheAthleticUK #THFC https://t.co/Gcl6D2PrW4
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) June 18, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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