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Monday November 7 2011
Fiorentina delay Miha announcement

Fiorentina have delayed announcing their intentions regarding Sinisa Mihajlovic's future as Coach.

Reports have been widely circulating on Monday that the club were preparing to relieve the 42-year-old Serbian of his duties as first team Coach after a little over 16 months in charge at the club.

Sporting director Pantaleo Corvino, head of communications Gianfranco Teotino and general manager Vincenzo Guerini were understood to have held a summit early on Monday to discuss Fiorentina's direction.

However, where Corvino was then reported to have met with Mihajlovic on Monday afternoon to ask the Coach to resign, the Serbian has reportedly refused to agree to leave and the club have subsequently delayed making a previously-expected announcement.

Speculation surrounding Mihajlovic comes after the club's defeat to Chievo at the weekend left his position under intense pressure. The 1-0 loss left the team in 13th place in the League and with just one win from the last seven played.

In all, Mihajlovic's record at the club lists just 15 wins from the 48 League matches contested with only three of those coming away from home.

During his time at the club, Mihajlovic has also struggled to build a rapport with the supporters and in recent weeks has been subject to continued protests asking him to resign.

Corriere Fiorentino revealed that a survey held on fan site Fiorentina.it has received as many as 10,000 votes and that 94 per cent of those were in favour of his immediate removal as Coach.

Delio Rossi is reported to be lined up to replace Miha on a one-and-a-half-year deal. Prospective replacement Rossi has been out of work since the end of last season when he left Palermo after a tumultuous 2010-11 campaign in Sicily.

The 51-year-old also has recent Serie A experience with the likes of Atalanta and Lazio.

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