Tottenham’s managerial search has taken another unexpected twist as former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is now in advanced talks.
Paulo Fonseca was on the verge of replacing Jose Mourinho in north London following successful talks over the last few weeks since Antonio Conte’s move to north London collapsed, but Spurs pulled the plug on the ex-Roma boss at the very last.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Fonseca had verbally agreed to become Tottenham’s new manager, but the deal fell through due right at the death due to tax issues.
Romano then confirmed that Spurs’ attention swiftly turned to Gattuso, who only left his post at Fiorentina last week after a 22-day stint.
Gattuso, who’s managed both AC Milan and Napoli previously, won the Coppa Italia in 2020 with the latter before he was sacked and then hired by Fiorentina last month, is now in advanced talks and is expected to sign a two-year contract should the deal go through.