Sunday December 1 2019
Fiorentina back Montella, but...

Fiorentina patron Rocco Commisso has given coach Vincenzo Montella a vote of confidence following the 1-0 home defeat to Lecce, but Cesare Prandelli with Gabriel Batistuta lie in wait.

Despite wasting a plethora of chances, the Viola succumbed to another defeat, their third in a row.

Sky Sport Italia expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Montella has been given a stay of execution by Commisso, at least for now.

The President reportedly went into the locker room following the game and gave a pep talk, telling the players to give their all in order to get out of the situation.

Meanwhile, the Corriere dello Sport suggests that former Viola coach Cesare Prandelli may make a return to the club alongside legendary striker Gabriel Batistuta.

Prandelli took charge of Fiorentina between 2005-2010 and twice led them into the Champions League.

The former Azzurri boss has been out of work since he was sacked by Genoa at the end of last season.

Another candidate for the job if Montella were to be sacked is former Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso.

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