Report: Gennaro Gattuso applies for Hamilton job despite interest in Rangers return


Gennaro Gattuso has reportedly applied to become the new manager of Hamilton Academical.

Former AC Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso has reportedly applied to become the new Hamilton Academical manager, according to the Daily Mail.

Hamilton need a new manager having lost Alex Neil to Championship side Norwich City, and Gattuso is believed to have thrown his hat into the ring.

It's an interesting attempt to return to Scottish football for Gattuso, who spent a season playing with Rangers in the 90's before heading back to Italy.

He still did enough to become a fan favourite at Ibrox, and with the departure of Ally McCoist as Rangers manager in December, Gattuso admitted that he'd be interested in taking the job, in this interview reported by the Daily Mail.

"My wife is from Glasgow but the main reason to want to go there is because Rangers is a big team with big stories," said Gattuso.

"Believe me, the priority would not be my family. It would be the job and the chance to work for a big club which is in my heart. There are many reasons, not just my family," he added.

However, Rangers remain cash-strapped, and Kenny McDowall looks set to remain as caretaker manager for the foreseeable future.

That means Gattuso is looking for a different avenue back into management having left Greek side OFI Crete last month, and Hamilton may be the place where Gattuso can return to the touchline after failed spells with Sion, Palermo and now Crete.

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