Jozy Altidore made headlines Friday night by lashing out at Toronto FC president Bill Manning, suggesting that he had terminated club trainer Giuseppe Gueli due to his connection with Sebastian Giovinco.
Today, the situation appears to have been resolved. Altidore posted on his Instagram story footage of himself working with Gueli over the weekend, and now reports are emerging that TFC had been in talks with the training for some time.
Adds that the club is finalizing a new deal with Giuseppe Gueli who had dinner with Manning in Italy and is now with the team. Mentioned multiple times the importance of making sure he was available to the entire team & not just Jozy Altidore & Michael Bradley. #TFCLive— Kristian Jack (@KristianJack) April 22, 2019
Seems like the whole ordeal may have been a bit of a miscommunication, resulting in frustration on Jozy’s part:
#TFCLive Pres. Bill Manning said basically Altidore's outburst was the result of a lack of communication and that Manning actually has been working on a deal to have trainer Giuseppe Gueli work for TFC as a staff trainer for all the players, and not just the DP's.— steve buffery (@Beezersun) April 22, 2019
Altidore also apologized for his comments on Twitter:
Water under the bridge? Seems like the situation has been figured out, and Altidore will be able to work with Gueli regularly. A very swift end to what could’ve turned into an extremely ugly situation, it seems.
Regardless if it was a misunderstanding or if it blew up out of frustration on Jozy's part, it wasn't the best look for #TFCLive to have one of their players call out the club president in such a direct manner, saying he was involved in "games of egos."https://t.co/1HXW8jgQgO— John Molinaro (@JohnMolinaro) April 22, 2019
Unfortunately, we got some other news out of today: it appears that Altidore will miss 2-3 weeks with his muscle injury.