Gennaro Gattuso breaks his silence on Tottenham’s botched nomination after a fierce fan campaign caused a U-turn at the club… as he lashes out at social media giants for allowing ‘malicious’ comments he couldn’t defend and insists he is ‘not that person’
- Gennaro Gattuso has broken his silence on his failed Tottenham nomination
- He looked poised to take over, but Spurs withdrew during a social media campaign
- Former Milan midfielder says situation ‘hurts more than defeat’
- 43-year-old opened pain after ‘malice’ of comments on social media
Gennaro Gattuso insists his failed Tottenham Hotspur appointment ‘hurts more than any defeat’ after he failed to defend himself against a fierce reaction on social media.
The former AC Milan midfielder became the shock favorite and became the new Spurs boss after leaving his position at Fiorentina for just 23 days, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy pulled the plug following a social media campaign against the Spurs appointment. fans.
The phrase ‘No to Gattuso’ was trending on Twitter after Gattuso’s controversial historical comments on women in football, same-sex marriage and racism came to light on social media.
Gennaro Gattuso says his failed Tottenham appointment ‘hurts more than defeat’
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy stopped moving after fierce reactions on social media from fans
While the 43-year-old claimed he had no regrets about his brief time in Florence after he left over disagreements over the club’s transfer strategies, he suggested Tottenham’s blunt head hurt a little more.
When asked about Fiorentina’s exit, the 43-year-old told: The messenger: ‘I don’t even want to talk about it. Adding further details makes no sense, I’ve already forgotten that story, but I can’t do the same with the other one.’
And the “other” Guttuso refers to is the now-vanished prospect of taking over at Tottenham, lifting the lid on being unable to defend himself against a barrage of criticism circulating online and the influence that it had on him and his family.
“It was a huge disappointment, but I was not described as I am and there was nothing I could do. I’m sorry I couldn’t defend myself and explain that I’m not the person they were talking about in England,” Gattuso added.
“I had to accept a story that hurts more than defeat or layoff at a time when we don’t want to understand how dangerous the web can be.
“Certain malice comes from Facebook or Twitter, where it is possible to reinforce any falsehood. I don’t have any social media profiles and I don’t want them [my wife] Monica has.
‘Why should I let them insult me? I don’t even have Instagram. I don’t understand, when I drink a bottle of wine what’s the point of taking a picture to let others know. It’s my business, my kids Gabriela and Francesco know it.’
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After the appointment of former Roma boss Fonesca fell through, Gattuso became the shock favorite for the job after suddenly becoming available and holding brief talks with the club’s representatives.
But within 24 hours, Spurs had pulled the plug after the North London club’s fanbase made their feelings clear on social media.
“Gennaro Gattuso is now the main target for manager,” wrote one fan.
The same Gennaro Gattuso who left Fiorentina just after 22 days due to disagreements over transfer strategies between him, Jorge Mendes and the board. Tottenham Hotspur football club everyone.’
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Another wrote: “Gattuso is as defensive as they come, he doesn’t fit into any form and just resigned after 22 days because of the transfer policy.
“It’s the most ridiculous and incompetent arrangement possible, so it will happen naturally.”
The former Italian midfielder also famously had a nose-to-nose collision on the sidelines with then-Spurs coach Joe Jordan during a Champions League clash with AC Milan in 2011.