Gattuso leaves Fiorentina after just three weeks as manager

Gennaro Gattuso, who had taken over at Fiorentina after leaving Napoli, reportedly left the club due to disagreements over the transfer market.

Gennaro Gattuso will no longer be coaching ACF Fiorentina during the upcoming 2021/22 Serie A season. Gattuso left his role as Fiorentina coach on Thursday, barely three weeks after taking charge of the Italian club.

The outspoken Italian has quit as manager of Fiorentina despite taking the job just 23 days ago. The Italian had spent the last two years in charge of Napoli after an amazing spell in the dugout of his old club AC Milan. He is known for his intensity and his choice quotes, however, it seems like he has managed to not coach a single Fiorentina match.

A few days after the end of the 2020/21 Serie A season, Fiorentina announced Gattuso as the new manager. Following his two-year stint at Napoli, he was set to take over the Viola job. Rocco Commisso, the CEO of cable television provider Mediacom and Fiorentina’s owner since June 2019, expressed great enthusiasm for the new manager at the time of the appointment.

According to reports from Italy, Gattuso had initially signed a two-year deal with Fiorentina on a €2.5 million ($3 million) annual salaryThe deal included an option to extend the contract for another year into the 2023/24 Serie A season.

Gattuso was sacked in May by Napoli after failing to qualify for the Champions League. This now becomes the 12th managerial change in Italy this summer. While this was a rapid change, Gattuso’s swift exit doesn’t come close to Marcelo Bielsa’s stint with Lazio — which was for just two days.

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