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Rangers: Gennaro Gattuso keen on Ibrox job

Rangers: Gennaro Gattuso keen on Ibrox job -Rangers News

Gennaro Gattuso has expressed an interest in the managerial opening at Rangers, according to The Daily Record

The Lowdown:

Rangers are looking for a successor to Steven Gerrard, who left to become manager of English Premier League side Aston Villa last week.

Gattuso spent a year of his playing career at Ibrox, having joined from Perugia in 1997. He donned the jersey eight times and then left for Salernitana, before moving on to AC Milan.

During his time at the San Siro, he won 11 major trophies, including two Champions League titles, and it’s safe to say his time as a player was littered with silverware.

On the international stage, he helped Marcelo Lippi’s Italy side to clinch World Cup glory in 2006 – going on to rack up 73 international caps in total over what was an impressive career.

In terms of his managerial career, the Italian’s last job was at Napoli, where he picked up 47 wins from 81 matches (58%) but left after failing to secure Champions League qualification.

The Latest:

Now, The Daily Record believes that Gattuso has ‘thrown his hat into the ring’ as Ibrox chiefs assess candidates to replace Gerrard.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is the frontrunner at the moment, but there’s a warning that he’ll only take the job if ‘everything is right’.

He wants assurances over backroom staff and the level of backing he’ll receive transfer-wise.

The Verdict:

Gattuso may be a former Rangers player, but he’d still be a hugely controversial appointment.

He was actually close to taking over at Tottenham Hotspur in the summer following the sacking of Jose Mourinho but Spurs walked away amid a backlash from supporters.

Lilywhites fans pointed to divisive comments made by Gattuso regarding race, same-sex marriage and women (The Metro).

These aspects of a potential appointment for the Italian will surely be at the forefront of Ross Wilson’s mind as Gattuso makes his interest in the Gers job known.

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