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Karma follows Gennaro Gatusso: he made life impossible for Hirving Lozano and now the worst happened to him at the Fiorentina

By Alexis Almosnino

Karma follows Gennaro Gatusso: he made life impossible for Hirving Lozano and now the worst happened to him at the Fiorentina

Gennaro Gattuso is paying the price for what he did at Napoli, and today his career takes an unexpected turn.

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He had just arrived and is already part of the list of ex-technicians of the ‘viola’ club. Fiorentina announced on Thursday the departure of the Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso, who had been hired less than a month ago to lead the team next season. "ACF Fiorentina and Mister Rino Gattuso, by consensus, decided not to follow the agreements made and not start the next season together," reads the official statement from the Tuscan club.

According to the newspaper "As", the discussions were born due to the coach's requests in the transfer market. As pointed out from Italy, Gattuso was not interested in two Portuguese footballers, Sergio Oliveira (Porto star) and Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia), but the club wants to make large investments and opposed the wishes of the DT, who is also He turned against his own agent, the well-known Jorge Mendes, who represents them in the summer pass market.

"The club has already started looking for a coach to guide the team, towards the results that Fiorentina and the city of Florence deserve", the note added. Gattuso had signed for Fiorentina on May 25, two days after leaving Napoli, but his link with the Florentine club was severed due to points of view incompatible with the board. Fiorentina qualified thirteenth in the final Serie A season, with Giuseppe Lachini on the bench.

Gattuso directed Napoli and finished in fifth position, after losing the possibility of playing the next Champions League on the last day. Fiorentina´s new sports director wants to have a better season and that is why they had already hired former Argentine player Nicolás Burdisso as sports director so that he has weight in the signings.

Burdisso has in mind two well-known signings in Argentina: Nicolás González who plays for Stuttgart and stands out in the Argentine national team, and Uruguayan Nicolás de la Cruz from River Plate. For Gonzalez there were already approaches, but nothing closed. De la Cruz is interested but Fiorentina wants Sergio Oliveira first, one of the reasons for Rino Gattuso's departure.


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