Tottenham Hotspur have turned to former Napoli coach, Gennaro Gattuso, after talks with Paulo Fonseca over taking over as new manager crumbled, according to reports.
Spurs have now failed to land their top seven targets including Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte.
Julian Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag have all also been linked with a move to North London.
Ex-Roma boss Fonseca had looked set to take over at Tottenham, but talks collapsed over money, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Italian football expert also revealed Spurs have turned their attention to Gattuso.
The former Italy midfielder, 43, had been in charge of Napoli last season.
But he was given the boot after a final-day draw against Hellas Verona saw them miss out on a Champions League place.
Just last month, Gattuso agreed to join Fiorentina for the 2021-22 season.
But on Thursday, his contract was terminated by mutual consent after just 23 days over what is believed to be a row over transfer targets.
With Gattuso back on the market, Tottenham – who have been without a full-time manger since Jose Mourinho was sacked in April – are hopeful they can finally land their man.
Ryan Mason has taken charge at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since Mourinho’s departure on an interim basis.
Earlier this week, former Roma boss Fonseca was believed to be ‘confident’ he would be named new Spurs chief.
Incoming director of football Fabio Paratici is a massive fan of the Portuguese boss.
Fonseca was set to put pen to paper on a three-year deal.
But Fabrizio Romano has now claimed the deal is ‘100 per cent off’ due to tax reasons.