Fiorentina are expected to meet with Beppe Iachini today, while Roberto Donadoni, Gigi Di Biagio and Cesare Prandelli are also options awaiting Luciano Spalletti next summer.
Vincenzo Montella was officially fired on Saturday after picking up one point from the last six Serie A rounds, culminating in a 4-1 home defeat to Roma.
The tactician wrote a lengthy open letter to the fans, in which he accepted his role as “lightning rod” while pointing out many others had also made mistakes this season.
Spalletti would’ve been first choice, but is still under contract with Inter and reportedly not prepared to accept the Viola job midway through the campaign.
With that in mind, and a lack of credible alternatives, it seems as if President Rocco Commisso is seeking a caretaker for the rest of this season.
Former Sassuolo coach Iachini is the hot favourite and there are multiple reports he’ll meet with Fiorentina representatives today to thrash out personal terms.
Ex-Italy Under-21 boss Di Biagio is also mentioned, while La Nazione newspaper today points to Donadoni following his Chinese experience with Shenzhen FC.
If Prandelli were to return to Florence, he could bring club legend Gabriel Batistuta as part of his staff.
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