Gennaro Gattuso claims Tottenham are 'bit of a mess' in secret texts to Lorenzo Insigne after talks to become new boss

GENNARO GATTUSO has shared a damning insight into Tottenham in a message sent to Italy star Lorenzo Insigne.

The former Napoli and AC Milan manager was linked with the vacant Spurs job earlier this month.

But backlash from Tottenham supporters meant Daniel Levy quickly turned his focus to other candidates.

Gattuso was a surprise name, with Levy turning to the Italian after failing to land Brendan Rodgers, Antonio Conte and Erik Ten Hag.

And after talks broke down to take over at the Tottenham Stadium Gattuso issued a harsh verdict of the running of the club.

Insigne told Football Italia: "We’ve texted each other, he told me there was a bit of mess.

"But now I am focused on the Euros, while he’s on holiday so I am not going to ask him such questions."

Tottenham's search for a manager has been messy since the start.

Levy had months to plan Jose Mourinho's replacement and a host of names have been linked.


Most recently, former Spain and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui was linked but he too rejected the role, deciding instead to stay with Sevilla.

He becomes the ninth unsuccessful candidate for Levy, following in the footsteps of Julian Nagelsmann and Paulo Fonseca, amongst others.

The Tottenham chairman may now turn his attention to Graham Potter or Nuno Espirito Santo, and will reportedly hold talks with the latter.

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