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Gattuso leaves Fiorentina 3 weeks after becoming its coach

June 17, 2021 GMT
FILE - In this March 14, 2021 file photo, Napoli's head coach Gennaro Gattuso, right, gestures during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Napoli, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso was named coach of Fiorentina on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, two days after Gattuso coached his final game with Napoli and after Giuseppe Iachini’s contract was not renewed by Fiorentina. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
FILE - In this March 14, 2021 file photo, Napoli's head coach Gennaro Gattuso, right, gestures during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Napoli, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso was named coach of Fiorentina on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, two days after Gattuso coached his final game with Napoli and after Giuseppe Iachini’s contract was not renewed by Fiorentina. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)
FILE - In this March 14, 2021 file photo, Napoli's head coach Gennaro Gattuso, right, gestures during a Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Napoli, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Former World Cup winner Gennaro Gattuso was named coach of Fiorentina on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, two days after Gattuso coached his final game with Napoli and after Giuseppe Iachini’s contract was not renewed by Fiorentina. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, file)

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Gennaro Gattuso left his role as Fiorentina coach on Thursday, barely three weeks after taking charge of the Italian club.

The move was made due to reported disagreements over the transfer market.

Fiorentina said the decision was made “by mutual agreement.”

Gattuso was anxious for the Viola to sign Portugal midfielder Sergio Oliveira from Porto but Fiorentina management was hesitant over a transfer fee of 20 million euros ($24 million), Italian media reported, adding that Gattuso also wanted the team to get Portugal winger Gonçalo Guedes from Valencia.

Gattuso, the former Italy and AC Milan midfielder, had taken over at Fiorentina after leaving Napoli.

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