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Gennaro Gattuso Slaps His Assistant as His Team Try to See Out Big Win

Gennaro Gattuso Slaps His Assistant as His Team Try to See Out Big Win

Gennaro Gattuso is just as mental in the dugout as he was on the pitch as a player for AC Milan, Rangers and Italy.

The former midfielder – who retired in 2013 – is currently the manager of AC Pisa back in his homeland after failing in spells in charge of Sion, Palermo and OFI Crete earlier in his coaching career.

And it seems he’s faring much better with the Lega Pro side, as they sit on the verge of promotion to Serie B with five games of the season to go.

They could even go up as champions given they’re just five points behind league leaders SPAL and go into the run-in off the back of a nine-game unbeaten run – which included a 2-1 win over their title rivals at the weekend.

If SPAL won on Pisa’s patch, they’ve have taken an 11-point lead at the top of Lega Pro and would have put themselves just two games away from winning the league.

But Gattuso was determined not to let that happen – allowing his passion to build up so much towards the end of the victory that he slapped his assistant:

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Apparently Gattuso really didn’t want a SPAL party at their Arena Garibaldi stadium and that’s why his emotions boiled over towards the end.

The whole touchline highlights video of Gattuso during the SPAL game is pretty entertaining – particularly for his celebrations at the end:

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The sooner he’s over managing in Scotland the better.

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