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Gennaro Gattuso opens up on failed bid to become Spurs manager

Spurs had quite the few weeks in the build up to finally appointing Nuno Santo, as manager after manager fell by the wayside.

Antonio Conte looked a done deal before it collapsed. So did Paulo Fonseca, before that once again died in the water.

Next up was Gennaro Gattuso. The combative Italian was linked with the Spurs job before social media went into meltdown and a ‘#NoToGattuso’ movement seemingly ended his hopes before they even got going.

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Gattuso, then, has been speaking out on the failed appointment to the Italian press and he believes the social media companies have a lot to answer for when it comes to his failed move to England.

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“It was a huge disappointment, but I wasn’t described for the way I am and there was nothing I could do. I am sorry I could not defend myself and explain that I am not the person they were talking about in England,” Gattuso, said via the Daily Mail.

“Certain malice comes from Facebook or Twitter, where it is possible to give strength to any falsehood. I don’t have social media profiles and I don’t want them, neither [my wife] Monica has.”

Of course, Santo’s appointment means Gattuso is now a distant memory for most Spurs fans. However, it’s always worth noting the other side to any story.

Sour grapes?

While it’s not exactly sour grapes as such, Gattuso has at least felt it necessary to come out and defend his honour.

Of course, there are things in his career he can’t take back and those are the things people pick up on. But he does have a valid point too. The Spurs fans had decided in hours that he wasn’t the right man.

From that, he never stood a chance, and word clearly got to Daniel Levy and co pretty quickly.

While Gattuso might not have been the best for Spurs, this shows the power of social media at times and is a real eye opener. In a way, you do half feel for the Italian.

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