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Tottenham Are In Talks With Gennaro Gattuso To Become Their New Manager

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Tottenham Are In Talks With Gennaro Gattuso To Become Their New Manager

Tottenham Hotspur have made contact with Gennaro Gattuso about taking over as their new manager after talks with Paulo Fonseca broke down at the last minute, according to reports.

It has been a wild month for the former AC Milan and Rangers midfielder, who left his job as Fiorentina's first-team manager on Thursday because of a reported row with the club's owners over transfers.

The surprising news came just 23 days after he was appointed. But it appears the 43-year-old could step into a new role sooner rather than later, with Spurs ready to appoint the Italian as Jose Mourinho's successor.

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That's according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, who claims Gattuso has been identified as the "ideal" candidate for the vacant position previously held on and interim basis by Ryan Mason.

Former Roma boss Paulo Fonseca was expected to take over at the North London side after days of negotiations but those talks broke down at an advanced stage, with tax reasons being cited as a reason behind the collapse.

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In fact, Fonseca had already verbally agreed terms over a two-year contract with Spurs before the deal was called off because of financial issues, claim Sky Italia.

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According to The Athletic, Gattuso's sudden departure from Fiorentina alerted Tottenham's new managing director Fabio Paratici.

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It comes after the club failed to strike a deal with former manager Mauricio Pochettino after trying to make contact with the current Paris Saint-Germain boss.

It was also reported earlier this month that former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was in 'advanced talks' to replace Mourinho but he was 'unconvinced' by the Spurs project.

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Image credit: PA

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Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Football, Premier League, tottenham, Gennaro Gattuso

Jack Kenmare
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