Fiorentina’s search for a new sporting director will continue after Gabriele Oriali turned down the job.
The former Inter official had been in negotiations with the club about the prospect of replacing the departing Pantaleo Corvino.
However, after numerous talks, the 1982 World Cup winner has rejected the opportunity of a return to Tuscany.
“After a few meetings we unfortunately could not agree on certain aspects regarding the project,” the ex-Viola midfielder noted.
“It is with sadness that I won’t be a new director at Fiorentina.”
The Stadio Fanchi outfit have also been linked with Chievo’s Giovanni Sartori and Pietro Lo Monaco, a man who will leave Catania this summer.
There are also whispers on Friday morning suggesting that Bologna director general Roberto Zanzi could be approached.
One of the first jobs for the new sporting director will be the appointment of a Coach following Delio Rossi’s recent sacking.
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