In just a matter of weeks, more than three different managers have been really close to signing with Tottenham Hotspur for the coming season.
Turns out Spurs weren't able to finish any of those deals, as yet another name has been crossed from Chairman's Daniel Levy list.
Football's Insider Fabrizio Romano has stated that Italy's Gennaro Gattuso is in advanced negotiations with the Tottenham board over a potential two-year contract.
Gennaro Gattuso in advanced negotiations with Tottenham board over a potential two-years contract. Jorge Mendes directly involved in the discussions between Spurs and former Napoli manager. ⚪️ #THFC #Spurs— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 17, 2021
Gattuso's appointment may not be a surprise for many, as the Spurs new managing director Fabio Paratici had spoken to the Italian about the Juventus job at the end of last season.
Paratici, who has worked as the Chief Football Officer for Serie A's side Juventus, has signed a two-year deal to become Spurs Managing Director, with effect from 1 July 2021.
Romano reported Gattuso parted ways with Fiorentina because he wanted to sign some players from his agent Jorge Mendes to improve the team but the club was not convinced.
As a manager, Gattuso's lone-title came with Napoli in the Coppa Italia, where they defeated Juventus in the final 4–2 on penalties after a goalless draw.
The 'Lilywhites' finished seventh in the Premier League last season, which granted them a spot into the inaugural Europa Conference League.