Tottenham have reportedly cooled their interest in the appointment of Gennaro Gattuso despite talks over a two-year contract yesterday. Spurs surprisingly ditched their plan to bring in Paulo Fonseca after the Italian became available following his swift departure from Fiorentina.
Last night, Spurs fans made their feelings clear on their potential new boss as they got the hashtag #NoToGattuso trending on Twitter.
While the appointment would be deemed underwhelming given the previous candidates considered, Gattuso does also have a colourful past which includes head butting former Tottenham assistant manager Joe Jordan in 2011.
The Italian has a history with backward comments which include remarks about women in football, same-sex marriage and racism.
Gattuso lasted just 23 days in charge of Fiorentina following his departure from Napoli.
Their new technical director Fabio Paratici tried to appoint Gattuso at Juventus before leaving the club but Fiorentina beat him to it.
So when he became available once again, Paratici was willing to drop Fonseca despite face-to-face meetings in Milan and Como respectively with the former Roma boss.
Fonseca’s people are understood to be outraged and frustrated by the situation and they feel the manager has been treated unfairly.
Daniel Levy has been at the face of a PR disaster since dismissing Mourinho in the build-up to the Carabao Cup final.
Tottenham originally missed out on Julian Nagelsmann to Bayern Munich before they were then snubbed by Brendan Rodgers, who has opted to stay at Leicester.
Then Erik ten Hag held talks with Spurs before penning a contract extension with Ajax.
Things then got close with Antonio Conte and a contract was even being prepared for the former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss.
The deal then collapsed after Conte became concerned about the club’s ambition and whether Spurs would be able to immediately compete with the rest of the Premier League big boys.
Spurs even held talks with Mauricio Pochettino over a sensational return to north London but he was not prepared to engineer his own exit from PSG.
Now Spurs are back to square one and with options currently limited, supporters are becoming incredibly frustrated.