There are extraordinary reports that Gennaro Gattuso could walk away from Fiorentina just weeks after taking the job.
The former Napoli and Milan boss accepted the role under a month ago, replacing Beppe Iachini.
According to Calciomercato.com, Sportitalia and Sky Sport Italia, there is growing tension at the club between Gattuso, President Rocco Commisso and Club Manager Giancarlo Antognoni.
Gattuso had hesitated before accepting the job, as he wanted guarantees that the team would be suitably improved on the transfer market.
However, the negotiations for various players – including Nico Gonzalez and Sergio Oliviera – have not been concluded.
The element causing even more problems is that they are players proposed by agent Jorge Mendes, who also represents Gattuso.
It’s even considered possible that Gattuso could tear up the contract and walk away if he doesn’t see rapid progress.
The tension is above all around Antognoni, a club legend and icon whose contract as club manager expires on June 30.
He has reportedly been offered a lower salary than he currently earns, with Antognoni also prepared to quit.