Gattuso to leave Fiorentina just 20 days after being appointed as manager

Italian legend Gennaro Gattuso is set to leave his spot as manager of Fiorentina – just two weeks after getting the job – due to a dispute over transfers.

Gattuso took the job on May 25, after he had been relieved of duties at Napoli having failed to qualify for the Champions League on the final day of the season.

However, despite signing on the dotted line, Gattuso was set to take over, officially, on July 1 – but that now looks like an impossibility.

The former Milan midfielder has butted heads with the Fiorentina ownership over proposed transfers, and it's created a rift between the two parties.

According to Sy Sports Italia, Gattuso – and his agent Jorge Mendes – wanted the likes of Porto midfielder Sergio Oliveira and Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes, but Rocco Commisso wanted cheaper targets.

La Viola are also set to miss out on Stuttgart striker Nico Gonzalez, who is on Brighton's radar.

Fiorentina are back to square one, and they could move for former Leicester City boss Claudio Raineri whilst Rudi Garcia and Andrea Pirlo also remain on the market.

Gattuso has only been in the Tuscan hot-seat for 23 days, and Fiorentina are now looking for a way to legally relieve the Italian of his duties.

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Fiorentina have suffered in recent years; they are no longer the side of Gabriel Batistuta and Rui Costa – La Viola finished 13th last season, and they were almost relegated the campaign beforehand.

Tuscan fans were hopeful Gattuso was the man to turn around their torrid fortunes, however, they must now go back to the drawing board.

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