Thursday June 2 2016
Viola want Rui Costa as SD?

Fiorentina are reportedly in talks with Manuel Rui Costa over the Portuguese returning to the club as sporting director.

Corvino returned to Fiorentina for a second stint, this time as general manager, on Monday, and O Jogo claims he has travelled to Lisbon to convince Rui Costa into joining his new-look management structure.

It is also claimed that the presence of Coach Paulo Sousa may tip the balance in La Viola’s favour, the pair having played together in Serie A during the 1990s and represented Portugal in that time.

Rui Costa, who also spent time at Milan as a player, became Benfica’s sporting director after his retirement from professional football in 2008.

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