A shock story has emerged from Italy today, claiming Wolverhampton Wanderers are considering a move for Gennaro Gattuso if they decide to sack Nuno Espirito Santo.

Tuttomercatoweb have reported that the Napoli manager is on the club’s radar, with his future at the Stadio Diego Maradona currently uncertain.

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It’s claimed Wolves could be ready to move on from Nuno, who has been at Molineux as head coach since May 2017.

Gattuso, best known for being a world-class midfielder at AC Milan during his playing days, won the Coppa Italia last term at Napoli after succeeding Carlo Ancelotti, but since then it’s been a bit of a rocky ride.

Currently they sit sixth in Serie A, and the 43-year-old is said to have a frosty relationship with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

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Wolves boss Nuno has endured his trickiest campaign to date since taking over in the Black Country.

 

The club will almost certainly end the 2020/21 campaign lower than seventh place this time around – which is where they’ve finished for the past two seasons.

He has sometimes cut a forlorn figure on the touchline amid the team’s struggles, and has been linked with an exit.

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There is surely no truth in TMW’s report about Wolves being keen on Gattuso.

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The Italian tactician – who knows current Wolves loanee Patrick Cutrone well having been at Milan together – has not been in the managerial game for very long, certainly not at the top level anyway, and it would be a major risk from Fosun to replace Nuno with him.

Nuno seems committed to the long-term at Wolves and only signed a new deal in September 2020 so it would be a major shock – given all he has done – to see someone like Gattuso come in in his place.

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