Paulo Fonseca

The Tottenham Hotspur managerial appointment saga has taken another improbable twist as Gennaro Gattuso has moved into pole position for the job just hours after leaving ACF Fiorentina with Paulo Fonseca now out of contention.

Gennaro Gattuso now leading the never-ending race to join Tottenham. Talks progressing. ⚪️ #THFC @SkySport

He parted ways with Fiorentina after only 22 days because he wanted to sign some players from his agent Jorge Mendes to improve the team - but the club was not convinced.

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 17, 2021

The Portuguese was expected to take over at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after a verbal agreement had been reached, but a tax issue has put paid to Fonseca's hopes of a switch to England and the Premier League.

Talks are now underway between Fabio Paratici and Gattuso just hours after the former Italy international ended his Viola stay after 22 days because of a dispute over transfer targets and his preference for agent Jorge Mendes' players.

Paulo Fonseca to Tottenham is 100% OFF. Deal collapsed because of taxes issues despite contract already completed and set to be signed - Fonseca had tax advantages from an Italian law which is not applicable in the UK 🚨⚪️ #THFC

Spurs in talks with Gattuso now, as per @DiMarzio.

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 17, 2021

Fonseca has tax advantages from an Italian law which is incompatible with English laws and the deal has fallen through despite a completed contract agreement that was set to be signed by the former AS Roma boss.

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