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Report: Tottenham in talks with ex-Serie A man who brought 'sense of belonging'; move for Fonseca broke down

Talks with Paulo Fonseca have broken down with Tottenham Hotspur now turning to Gennaro Gattuso.

According to Fabrizio Romano, a deal for the Portuguese manager broke down due to taxes. It is being claimed that the former AS Roma manager had tax advantages from an Italian law that is not applicable in the UK.

As a result of the deal with Fonseca being 100% off, the club is now in talks with Gattuso. The former AC Milan figure left his job as Fiorentina coach earlier today after just 22 days in charge.

It is being claimed that the Italian left his role with the Serie A outfit after a disagreement over transfer strategies.

This is the second time talks have failed with a prospective candidate for the vacancy. Antonio Conte was also in advanced talks before the two parties called off the move due to various reasons.

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The Napoli ultras claimed Gattuso brought a ‘sense of belonging.’

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TBR View: Break down in talks with Fonseca hugely embarrassing for Tottenham

If talks with a manager breaks down once during your search for a new manager, it’s fairly normal.

However, to struggle to reach an agreement with two different coaches is a sign of the horridness in Spurs’ backroom staff.

The club are a mess off the field and need huge surgery before they can think about competing.

As with regards to their managerial targets, there doesn’t seem to be any plan from the hierarchy.

Fonseca didn’t exactly light Serie A up during his time in Rome. Meanwhile, Gattuso has proven fairly average during the start of his fledgling managerial career.

Both prove incredibly different men. Whilst the 43-year-old is more robust and forthright in his style, the former Shakhtar Donetsk man is more meticulous and tactical.

The whole debacle is proving incredibly embarrassing for Tottenham

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