For many, the idea of swapping Italy for Oldham would not sound appealing, however former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso could be about to make that exact move, after he applied for the vacant manager’s job at Boundary Park, according to the Daily Mail.
The 37-year-old is allegedly one of 120 candidates to apply for the position that Lee Johnson vacated, when he joined League One rivals Barnsley. Former Netherlands international, and Chelsea flop, Winston Bogarde is also understood to have put his name forward.
Gattuso, who was capped 73 times by Italy and won the 2006 World Cup, is currently unemployed having left OFC Crete in December. He has also been in charge at Swiss club FC Sion, and Palermo in his homeland. Despite his illustrious career as a player, he is yet to win a major honour as a manager.
It is believed that the Latics had spoken to former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes about the job, but Scholes turned the offer down as the timing was not right.