Ex-Rangers star Gennaro “Rino” Gattuso will not be the next Tottenham Hotspur manager after extraordinary reports linked the Italian to the role.

The Athletic had everyone scrambling down south as they claimed Rino was about to be named Spurs boss after leaving Serie A side Fiorentina.

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Ex-Rangers star Gattuso was linked with the Tottenham Hotspur job. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

This came after only 23 days in charge of the Viola with Gattuso falling out with the club’s hierarchy due to their tight-fisted transfer strategy.

Gattuso – who managed Napoli last season – is well connected in football and is linked to super-agent Jorge Mendes.

However, talk of the Italian World Cup winner joining Spurs has since been played down by the very outlet who caused a stir by suggesting he was set to take over.

The Athletic are now reporting that Spurs will be moving elsewhere in their quest for a new manager; a quest which is making Celtic look professional at present.

The feisty Italian spent a season at Ibrox in the late 1990s and his experience in Glasgow would go on mould Rino into the player he became later in his career.

Famous for his intensity in midfield, Gennaro has gone on to carve out an interesting management career after hanging up his boots as a player.

Gennaro in action for Rangers. Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster/Allsport

The former AC Milan midfielder first took a role at Sion in Switzerland and has gone on to have spells in charge of Palermo, OFI Crete, Pisa, AC Milan and Napoli before taking the job at the Viola.

A former teammate of Paul Gascoigne, here are details of a touching story of the English legend from Rino’s time in Glasgow.

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