NEWS
Tuesday February 23 2021
Report: Fiorentina met with Sarri

Fiorentina reportedly met with former Napoli and Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri, as the Viola continue to evaluate for the future at the Artemio Franchi.

Corriere Fiorentino reports Sarri met with Fiorentina’s managers in Castelfranco Piandisco, where the coach spends these months away from football after he lost the job at Juventus.

Sporting director Daniele Pradé and CEO Joe Barone reportedly attended the meeting.

The Viola are now evaluating a possible move for Sarri, the newspaper writes, and are looking for a strategy that could give continuity to the work at the Artemio Franchi.

Cesare Prandelli was brought in to replace Beppe Iachini, who was confirmed last summer but sacked in November after a difficult start to the campaign.

The Viola are 14th in Serie A after 23 games and President Rocco Commisso continues to evaluate the future, as Prandelli’s contract expires in June 2021.

The outlet reveals the meeting between Sarri and the Viola executives began around 20.00 UK time last night.

The outcome of the meeting should become clearer in the coming days or weeks when patron Commisso returns to Florence to plan for the future, but Sarri has become more than just an idea.