Tottenham Hotspur managerial target Gennaro Gattuso left his role as Napoli manager on Sunday.
The Italian’s resignation was supposed to be a huge boost for Spurs’ managerial search, with chairman Daniel Levy said to be keen on him.
Tottenham reportedly have the 43-year-old on their list of managerial candidates to replace Jose Mourinho after he impressed their chief.
Levy reportedly has seen several Napoli matches and watched Gattuso closely. The Spurs chairman is said to have been impressed with the quality of the games and the quality of the ideas displayed by Gattuso’s former team against AC Milan and Roma.
It is unknown whether he has made any move to sign the Milan legend, but he now has to look elsewhere for the top manager he wants.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Fiorentina have reached an agreement with Gattuso, and a deal has been struck between both parties.
Fiorentina have reached an agreement with Gennaro Gattuso, done deal. He’ll be the new head coach after leaving Napoli, confirmed. 🟣 #Fiorentina
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 25, 2021
— ACF Fiorentina English (@ACFFiorentinaEN) May 25, 2021
Lazio and Juventus were also said to be eyeing Gattuso, but he is off the market.
Spurs have been linked with a potential return for Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino, with the Argentine said to be open to leaving Parc des Princes for N17.
Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers remains a target, with Levy said to be looking to revive interest in him if the Foxes missed out on Champions League football.
Tottenham’s 4-2 victory over the FA Cup winners on Sunday ensured that happened, with the north Londoners securing European football for next season via the inaugural Europa Conference League as a result.