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Friday July 3 2020
Spalletti tipped for Fiorentina job

Luciano Spalletti is being linked with the Fiorentina job for next season, as Beppe Iachini is struggling to keep them out of the relegation zone.

The Viola are only six points clear of the bottom three following Wednesday’s home defeat to Sassuolo.

Iachini was already brought in to replace sacked Vincenzo Montella on December 23, but after four wins, five draws and four defeats, few realistically expect him to remain beyond this season.

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Wednesday June 3 2020
Serie A Seasons: Roma 2000-01

A passport scandal, a decisive Japanese substitute, the most expensive 31-year-old in Calcio and overly-passionate fans made Fabio Capello’s second season at Roma an ultimately glorious rollercoaster.

Words: Martin Mork

Coach Fabio Capello jumped off his seat as hundreds of Roma fans stormed the pitch with five minutes to go against Parma: “You idiots, get off the pitch!” he screamed as he wanted to clear the grass at the Olimpico whilst the intruders stripped his players down to their underpants.

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Saturday May 16 2020
Montella and Eriksson up for Marseille

Vincenzo Montella and Sven-Goran Eriksson are among candidates to take the Olympique Marseille job, suggest newspapers in France.

Director Andoni Zubizarreta officially left this week, with coach Andre Villas-Boas widely expected to follow suit, as the Ligue 1 side completely revamps its leadership.

According to La Marseillaise, President Jacques-Henri Eyraud has already contacted several tacticians who could potentially take over for next season.

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Wednesday April 29 2020
Suso: 'I almost joined Inter'

Suso is happy at Sevilla, but reveals he had been very close to leaving Milan for rivals Inter and does not hold back on the coaches he worked with at San Siro.

The winger moved to Sevilla in a January loan deal with €20m option to buy, which becomes an obligation if they hit certain targets.

“You never know in football, but I am very happy to be here and think great players ought to be in the Champions League,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Montella: 'Milan dream, Fiorentina on track'

Vincenzo Montella looks back over his coaching career, including the “dream” at Milan, missing Papu Gomez and why he was “honouring objectives” at Fiorentina.

The coach was fired three times in just over two years, by Milan in November 2017, Sevilla in April 2018 and Fiorentina in December 2019.

“I got along well at every club, but Milan was my dream as a player and it was wonderful to be there as a coach,” revealed Montella on Sky Sport Italia.

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Monday February 24 2020
Montella salutes Dzeko record

Former Roma striker Vincenzo Montella congratulated Edin Dzeko on matching his tally of goals for the Giallorossi. “Welcome to the family!”

Dzeko scored the third goal in Roma’s 4-0 win over Lecce yesterday to score his 102nd goal for the club, and in the process matching Montella’s tally.

Montella played for the Giallorossi from 1999 to 2009, via loan spells with Sampdoria and Fulham.

The former Roma No 9 took to social media to salute Dzeko on his achievement.

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Monday February 24 2020
Commisso: 'Not here to watch others win'

President Rocco Commisso can’t guarantee that Federico Chiesa will remain at Fiorentina and has claimed that he is not in Italy “to watch others win”.

The American businessman took over Fiorentina last summer and despite showing willingness to invest and aim for big targets in his new project, the billionaire endured a tough start to life as a President in Italian Serie A.

“I have come to learn,” he told DAZN. “I brought Daniele Pradè and reassured [Vincenzo] Montella about his job.

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Saturday January 18 2020
Chiesa: 'We understand Iachini'

Federico Chiesa praised new Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini after their 2-0 victory away to Napoli. “We immediately understood what we wanted to do.”

The Viola have now won two on the bounce in Serie A, along with a midweek Coppa Italia victory over Atalanta, since Iachini replaced Vincenzo Montella in December.

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Sunday January 12 2020
Commisso: 'Fiorentina turning point'

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso hopes the 1-0 win over SPAL can be “the turning point” and new buy Patrick Cutrone deliver goals.

Defender German Pezzella’s header was the difference this afternoon, ending an eight-round winless streak in Serie A.

“We won, but I was really scared, as always,” confessed Commisso to Rai Sport at the Stadio Franchi.

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Thursday January 2 2020
Faulty choices at Fiorentina

Fiorentina begin 2020 with another new coach, so as Vincenzo Montella makes way for Beppe Iachini, Adrian Carp asks if the Viola made the right decisions.

Fiorentina finally made a decision they probably should’ve already acknowledged over the summer and sacked Vincenzo Montella. There were several candidates to revive the Viola, including Gennaro Gattuso and Luciano Spalletti, but ultimately the job went to Beppe Iachini. At first glance, it’s not exactly an upgrade.

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