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Gennaro Gattuso interested in Rangers job

An update has emerged on Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso, regarding his interest in taking over at Rangers this month.

What’s the talk?

According to 90min, former Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso is interested in speaking to the Gers regarding a possible move to Ibrox.

The report claims that he has made his representatives aware that he would be open to having discussions over a deal to replace Steven Gerrard in Glasgow.

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Ibrox rocking

Gers chief Ross Wilson could get Ibrox rocking with a deal for Gattuso as he is a former player who would come in with a fierce reputation as both a player and a manager and the fans could get behind him quickly because of that.

Gattuso played for Rangers in the late 1990s before going on to achieve remarkable success as a player with Milan and Italy, playing over 450 matches for the Rossoneri, winning the Champions League twice, and earning 73 caps for his country – winning the World Cup once.

He has not quite reached those heights as a coach, yet, but he has a respectable C.V. in management to date, with solid spells at Milan and Napoli. Gattuso finished sixth and fifth in the Serie A with his former club, before arriving in Naples and leading them to seventh and fifth – winning the Italian Cup in the 2019/20 campaign for Napoli.

Brazilian icon Kaka once hailed his controversial former teammate as a ‘phenomenon’ and lauded the Italian’s preparation as a coach. He said:

“Gattuso? It was great to see him coaching for the first time with my own eyes. He’s the same as he was as a player in terms of energy and motivation.

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“He spent the whole time motivating the team and demanding the best, but that’s not all. Rino is very good, he’s managed to study and prepare well, and all these things make him a phenomenon.”

This highlights his ability as a coach and the level of respect he would bring with him, much like Steven Gerrard – in terms of his reputation as a player – did when he arrived in Scotland.

He has the managerial C.V. to back up the appointment, having achieved relative success with two huge clubs in Italy in Napoli and Milan, and could be a shrewd replacement for Gerrard to help Rangers secure the Premiership title.

Gattuso’s pre-existing relationship with the club and his vast experience as a player and coach could get the fans excited and make Ibrox rock for his first home game, creating an exceptional atmosphere. This, along with his managerial achievements in Italy, is why Wilson must make a move for the 43-year-old.

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