Saturday April 11 2020
Gattuso: 'I could've joined Boca'

Gennaro Gattuso reveals he almost went to play for Boca Juniors in 2012, but his wife blocked the transfer. “She’s the one in charge of my household.”

The 42-year-old Napoli coach had come to the end of his 13 years at Milan in 2012 and was a free agent, but continued his career as player and then player-manager of FC Sion in Switzerland.

It might’ve been a very different story, as Rino told Fox Sports in Argentina, with quotes picked up by Marca Claro.

“It’s no secret that I’ve always admired Boca Juniors,” said Gattuso.

“I was fortunate enough to play against Boca and win the Intercontinental Cup, as well as a friendly in the Audi Cup in Germany.

“I was close to joining Boca in 2012, but my wife is the one in charge of my household and she didn’t let me go. Our children were very small at the time, so it wasn’t the right family situation to do that.”

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