Coach Paulo Sousa

Paulo Sousa has a tough act to follow on the Artemio Franchi bench, with Vincenzo Montella having guided Fiorentina to fourth-place for three years in a row. A refusal to explicitly commit his future to the Viola led to the former striker being dismissed, with the Portuguese tactician arriving from Basel. Greeted with some hostility related to his Juventus past, Sousa has a rebuilding job on his hands. Mohamed Salah, Neto and Alberto Aquilani have all left the club, while doubts remain over the fitness of potential star man Giuseppe Rossi.