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Tottenham’s Gennaro Gattuso Deal Falling Apart Shows Club Is ‘Beyond Spursy’

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Tottenham’s Gennaro Gattuso Deal Falling Apart Shows Club Is ‘Beyond Spursy’

Gennaro Gattuso is no longer in consideration for the Tottenham job as the club yet again failed to seal the deal on an appointment that looked set to happen.

The Italian had been in conversation with Tottenham about the vacant role. However there was a backlash from some Spurs fans as past comments of Gattuso - on subjects such as same-sex marriage, racism and women in football - began circulating on social media.

Now Gattuso is definitely out of the running, report The Athletic. But the failure to once again make an appointment - after talks with Antonio Conte, then Paulo Fonseca, broke down - have left the club looking as though it is in absolute chaos.

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The total indecision on a new full-time manager after Jose Mourinho was sacked in April was branded "beyond Spursy" by Telegraph journalist Matt Law, who listed some of the main candidates linked to the role.

Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers, Hansi Flick, Erik ten Hag, a returning Mauricio Pochettino, plus Conte, Fonseca and Gattuso are all listed.

The sheer diversity of managers spoken to - or considered strongly for the position - does present, from the outside, the look a club that is in a state of total confusion behind the scenes.

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The club made the decision to get rid of Mourinho and Ryan Mason was only ever likely to a temporary appointment, it isn't a great sign that chairman Daniel Levy and co. did not have a replacement plan lined up. Or at least, not one that worked.

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Fans were eager to suggest their own latest additions on Spurs' endless management target list, from the fictional Ted Lasso to the very much real Sam Allardyce.

Either Tottenham are a club in managerial mayhem or they're about to stun us all by making the perfect appointment in the coming days. Let's see which it is.

All imagery: PA Images

Topics: Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, Gennaro Gattuso

Alex Reid
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