Vincenzo Montella admits “maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to be Coach of Napoli,” but he has plenty of time.
The Fiorentina tactician has taken them up to fourth place in his debut season and has been linked with his hometown club.
“The first game I saw had Diego Armando Maradona scoring a hat-trick. I was about eight years old,” he told Be In Sport.
“There is fondness for Napoli and that remains when you become a professional, but the objectives and personal targets sometimes run into conflict with your favourite team. That is part of the job.
“Who knows, maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to be the Coach of Napoli. I am still so young and hope to be in this profession for many years to come.”
Montella has earned plaudits for the performances of his Fiorentina side as well as their results.
“Our intention is to push forward a positive idea of football and my fortune has been working with talented players who are also intelligent guys. Some of the players, famous on an international level, are an added value for this team.
“Borja Valero is a symbol for what he does, the simplicity with which he works and the quality he has.”
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