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“Bit of mess”: Italy star reveals why Gennaro Gattuso – Tottenham talks broke down

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Gennaro Gattuso walked away from Tottenham job because of the club’s ‘mess’

Speaking to Football Italian (h/t Daily Mail), Napoli and Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne has shed light on the reasons behind why talks between Tottenham and Gennaro Gattuso failed.

Tottenham have been looking for a new manager for over two months now and having failed with their attempts to sign the likes of Brendan Rodgers and Antonio Conte, the club turned to Gattuso.

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Talks between Tottenham and Gennaro Gattuso broke down

The AC Milan legend looked poised to take over the reins of the club only for talks to break down all of a sudden, leaving Spurs’ hotseat still vacant. And Insigne, who is a close confidant of Gattuso, having played under him at Napoli last season, has revealed what he heard from his ex-manager about the whole situation. (h/t Daily Mail)

“We’ve texted each other, he told me there was a bit of mess. But now I am focused on the Euros, while he’s on holiday so I am not going to ask him such questions.”

It has been over two months since Tottenham sacked Jose Mourinho. But a replacement is yet to be named. Former midfielder Ryan Mason saw the rest of the 2020/21 campaign through as the interim manager, failing to take the club to a top-six finish.

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Following Gattuso, Julen Lopetegui also seems to have turned down Tottenham Hotspur, with the club now being linked with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter. (h/t Daily Mail)

The situation has got a bit chaotic at Tottenham. With the pre-season set to start in a matter of weeks, an appointment needs to be made at the earliest. With clubs already concentrating on signing new players, Spurs cannot risk being left behind.

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