‘Italian legend’ Gattuso ‘relieved of duty’ at Marseille after just five months

Gennaro Gattuso, who joined Olympique de Marseille as a firefighter at the start of the season, has been sacked after less than half a year in charge.

“We announce the end of our collaboration with Coach Gattuso, thanking him and the coaching staff for their tireless dedication and wishing them all the best for the future,” Marseille said on the club’s website on Tuesday.

Gattuso is a former AC Milan and Italian national team legend. He made 468 appearances for AC Milan and 73 for the Italian national team. After retiring from playing, he began his coaching career with Palermo, AC Milan, and Napoli.

In the 2019-20 season, Gattuso led Napoli to the Coppa Italia title and was recognized for his leadership. He then took the helm of Fiorentina, but his contract was terminated by mutual consent after just three weeks. Next up was the Spanish La Liga. Gattuso was hired by Valencia, but left after 22 games with a dismal record of seven wins, five draws, and 10 losses.

Gnan Gattuso arrived at Marseille as a fireman. Last summer, Marseille added some big names to their squad, including Henan Roddy, Geoffrey Kondogbia (ex-Atletico), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ex-Chelsea), Ismaila Sarr (ex-Watford), Illyman N’Diaye (ex-Sheffield), and Joaquin Correa (ex-Inter, on loan). But when the lid was lifted, it was a disappointment. Gattuso took over the reins after Marcelino was sacked and took on a heavy responsibility.

In the end, Gattuso didn’t play the fireman’s role. In 24 games since his arrival, he has only won nine. More recently, he hasn’t won in seven official matches (four draws and three losses). The repercussions of their exit from the 토토사이트 Prix de France (French FA Cup) after losing to Stade Rennes in the round of 32 were not to be ignored.

Gattuso’s successor at the helm is Jean-Louis Gassé. He is a 30-year veteran of the game, having served as head coach and manager at Montpellier, Caen, PSG, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux, and the French national team. “It’s a great honor to join a legendary club like Marseille,” said Jean-Louis Gasset. I can’t wait to get to work,” said Gassé, who is determined to rebuild the club’s reputation.

There’s no time to breathe. The French Ligue 1 and UEFA Europa League (UEL) schedule continues. Marseille hosts Shakhtar in the second leg of the UEL round of 16 playoffs at 5:00 a.m. on Nov. 23 and Montpellier in the 23rd round of the French Ligue 1 at 4:45 a.m. on Nov. 26.


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