Football NewsGennaro Gattuso steps down as manager
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Gennaro Gattuso stepped down as manager of Fiorentina after just 23 days at the helm.


What does the statement on the club’s official website say?

The 43-year-old World Cup winner was appointed to his new Serie A post on 25 May, severing ties with Napoli at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. Little time was spent looking for a new job, but the stopover in Florence lasted just over three weeks and did not see the games undertaken by the former Italy. A statement on the club’s official website states that ACF Fiorentina and Mr. Gennaro Gattuso, by mutual agreement, have decided not to follow the previous agreement and therefore not to start the next football season together. The company immediately set to work to define the technical choices that will guide the Viola team towards the results Fiorentina and the City of Florence deserve.


Reason for leaving Gennaro Gattuso

Speculation about a stunning exit for Gattuso first emerged amid reports of disagreements between the coach and board of directors over recruitment policies. Rino Gattuso is said to have clashed with those above it when it comes to potential summer window targets. Fiorentina is reportedly committed to a lean approach, with value being sought in young supplements that boast long-term promises. It is said that Gennaro Gattuso requested that more ready-made stars be recruited into his ranks. Ultimately, the internal rifts could not be repaired, and a number of tracks are currently being established. Early speculation is that former Lyon boss Rudi Garcia is the preferred option for those at Stadio Artemio Franchi. Former Chelsea and Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is said to be another name in the frame, with the 69-year-old currently out of work after reaching the end of his contract with Sampdoria.