Gennaro Gattuso quits as Fiorentina manager just 23 days after he was appointed

Gennaro Gattuso has left Fiorentina just 23 days after accepting the job to become the new manager.

The 43-year-old manager was announced as the new Viola coach on May 25, following his departure from Napoli – where he failed to guide his side to the Champions League.

Gattuso was set to officially take over on July 1 ahead of the new season and had already started discussions over transfer plans at the club. But he reportedly fell out with club owner Rocco Commisso over transfer targets.

A club statement read on Thursday June 17 read: ‘ACF Fiorentina and Mister Rino Gattuso, by mutual agreement, have decided not to follow up on the previous agreements and therefore not to start the next football season together.’

‘The Company immediately set to work to identify a technical choice that will guide the Viola team towards the results that Fiorentina and the City of Florence deserve.’

The Sky Sport report claims Gattuso and his agent Jorge Mendes had recommended that Fiorentina sign the likes of Porto midfielder Sergio Oliveira and Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes, but Commisso wants cheaper targets.

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