Gattuso was asked to play for the Rangers in 1998

Mon 02 November 2020 | 12:15

Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso stated that the previous James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery asked to him play for Rangers in 1998.

 Late Connery was a passionate fan of Rangers, often was seen around Ibrox. 


Gattuso joined Rangers over a year. He started his job in the late 1990s before mjoining to Serie A side Salernitana and finally 

AC Milan

, his ultimate destination.


Although he was unknown at the beginning of his job, Gattuso hit five times in 51 display in Scotland. He could hopefully absorb attention of Connery, who personally kept the midfielder at Rangers. 

"I only met him once. The president then was David Murray, he was part of the board and, it's true, one evening he spoke to me and he didn't want me to leave," Gattuso said of Connery in his Napoli press conference on Sunday.”


"I just want to send a big hug to all of his family, I definitely have beautiful memories of him. He had a great charm, great personality, he made cinema history."


"We saw him quite often, he was very close to David Murray, our president," Charbonnier told RMC Sport.”


"He was very endearing. He was very self-effacing, very reserved, he would almost apologise for being there. He didn't come to do a one-man show, he spoke with his eyes rather than his voice. He was a very striking man.”


"The door was always wide open. He was part of the 'team'. He would never have allowed himself to enter the locker room alone. He was a very respectful person, very humble. You could look for comfort in those eyes. He was a giant."


source: SportMob

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