talian supervisor Gennaro Gattuso has revealed he was “99 per cent” agreed to take over as Tottenham supervisor till an enormous backlash in opposition to his appointment.
In the summertime of 2021, Spurs appeared to the now-Valencia boss to resolve their struggling seek for a brand new supervisor having opted in opposition to hiring Paulo Fonseca.
Information of Gattuso’s potential appointment angered many followers as a consequence of his earlier unsavoury feedback on subjects equivalent to ladies in soccer and for headbutting Tottenham assistant Joe Jordan throughout a Champions League match in 2011.
The ex-midfielder was additionally coming off the again of a brief spell at Fiorentina and has now detailed how the Spurs alternative got here and went after talks with Fabio Paratici.
“I signed with Fiorentina then after a week I decided to leave,” he advised AS. “Because we talked about many things and I decided against it.
“A week later, Paratici called me from Tottenham. It was 99 per cent done.
“But then, the fans… the history about women… the madness that also happened here… I wasn’t feeling good, I didn’t feel like it.
“Then in October or November things appeared, but I didn’t have the menality to coach. In April, after the cup final, Anil [Murthy, Valencia chief] called me and we met in Milan. He told me that he liked how my teams worked.”
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