‘Batistuta wants Middlesbrough job’

A unnamed source close to Gabriel Batistuta claims the former Fiorentina striker wants to become the next Middlesbrough Coach.

Batistuta has his coaching badges but has no prior managerial experience, although he did work as a technical director for Argentine side Colon back in 2013.

“Gabi has a fantastic record both as a world leading player and technical director,” they told the Hartlepool Mail.

“He has discussed the potential of a move to England as his first managerial appointment and he is very keen to work with the right club next season.

“The future for Gabi is huge having completed his coaching badges last year and any club in England would be privileged to have him as their manager.”

The newspaper adds the 50-year-old has expressed a particular interest in taking over Middlesbrough.

The English club will spend another season in the second tier after finishing just outside the playoffs.

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