Tottenham refuse Gattuso

Tottenham refuse Gattuso

Gennaro Gattuso will not coach Tottenham, the management changed its mind – The Athletic.

Former Napoli head coach Gennaro Gattuso has attracted more attention during Euro 2020 than any match of the main summer tournament. After leaving the Neapolitan team, he signed a contract with Fiorentina. But after working there for 23 days, he slammed the door and left.

The Italian media wrote that the reason for this was the disagreement with the local leadership on the formation of the transfer policy. The Italian was determined to take control of the transfers into his own hands, but the Florentines refused Gattuso. From this, there were rumors that Gennaro would leave for Tottenham, since there is still a vacancy for the head coach.

We had little faith in this option, since Tottenham have been managed by Daniel Levy for about twenty years. He did not let managers get close to transfers. History shows that Spurs' ideal managers were Harry Redknapp and Mauricio Pochettino, until he pressed the management for lack of squad strengthening.

Gattuso is a separate character. He quickly got into big football and bought everyone with his eccentric approach. He is a good motivator, but not a very good tactician, who never showed what his coaching feature was. It seems to us that Tottenham simply wanted to save money and after unsuccessful negotiations with Conte preferred to sign a not so eminent coach who would not interfere where he was not asked. But as it turned out, this is not about Gattuso.

It seems to me that the issue of personnel and influence was the last straw, which is why the club rejected the idea of calling the Italian. Maybe, of course, Levy remembered how Gattuso, when he was a player, tried to strangle Redknapp's assistant, but this is unlikely. It is certainly a pity that in the coming season we will not see any confrontations between Gattuso and Bielsa or against Klopp. It would be a volcano of emotions in the Premier League, which would overshadow Mourinho, Wenger and Ferguson.