By Temisan Amoye
Gennaro Gattuso has walked away from his role as head coach of Fiorentina after just 23 days in charge.
Fiorentina in a statement confirmed the former Milan manager’s departure by mutual consent
“The company immediately set to work to identify a technical choice that will guide the Viola team towards the results that Fiorentina and the city of Florence deserve,” excerpts from the statement stated.
Gattuso, who took the Fiorentina job just two days after leaving Napoli, is reported to have had disagreements over the club’s transfer plans.
A disagreement with Fiorentina’s top hierarchy over transfer plans is reported to be the reason behind his sudden departure. Gattuso was handed the reins just two days after his departure from Napoli, after falling out with owner Aurelio De Laurentiis.
His agent, Jorge Mendes, is said to have proposed signings such as Porto’s Sergio Oliveira and Goncalo Guedes of Valencia, but Fiorentina’s management wanted to explore more affordable options.
According to reports, Gattuso agent Jorge Mendes proposed signings for La Viola, but management had their sights on cheaper options.
Rudi Garcia, Claudio Ranieri, Walter Mazzarri have been tipped as possible candidates to succeed the fiery Gattuso.
Fiorentina finished Serie A in 13th place, with just nine victories from 38 league games.