Thursday June 7 2012
Montella wins Motta praise

Vincenzo Montella will develop into a fine coaching talent, says former Catania player Marco Motta.

The tactician is destined to join Fiorentina from Catania ahead of the 2012-13 campaign and Motta, who joined the club on loan in January from Juventus, is impressed by what he saw.

“He is a Coach who is destined for great things,” the right-back told TMW. “His career has started in the best possible way at firstly Roma and then Catania.

“I’ve always thought that his greatest strength is his ability to transmit calmness to the side and his power to get his players to express themselves at their best.

“He’s able to do that because he was a great player himself, so he respects the needs of players at the highest level.

“He understands how a player can suffer dips in form over the course of a season, while he makes sure that everyone feels a part of the squad.

“He’s also meticulous in his preparation for games, where he tries to get the team to play his idea of football without being excessively worried about the opposition.”

Montella, who only joined Catania last summer, was being heavily linked with a quick return to Roma until they hired Zdenek Zeman.

Fiorentina have made no secret of the fact that they want Montella to replace Delio Rossi who was sacked in May.

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