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Sunday July 21 2019
Montella: 3-0 was 'too harsh'

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella was ‘happy’ with his side’s performance against Arsenal for most part, describing the 3-0 defeat as ‘too harsh’.

An Eddie Nketiah brace and a late Joe Willock finish beat Fiorentina in their International Champions Cup opener with Arsenal on Saturday evening,

“I’m happy with how we held our own for the first 60 minutes,” Montella told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday July 19 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina asked De Rossi'

Vincenzo Montella confirmed he asked Daniele De Rossi to join Fiorentina, while Federico Chiesa could play against Arsenal in the ICC.

The Coach spoke at a Press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game in the International Champions Cup summer tour of North America.

“We are happy to be in America for this tour, we know President Rocco Commisso really cares about this, so we don’t want to let him down. The President has brought a great deal of enthusiasm and is working to build a good team.

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Friday July 12 2019
Fiorentina consider Balotelli

Fiorentina have suggested that Mario Balotelli would interest them if he lowers his contract demands.

Balotelli is a free agent after leaving Olympique Marseille, and Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Friday that he was being considered by Fiorentina.

When asked about the Italy striker at a Press conference, Viola boss Vincenzo Montella replied: “He’s a player with important quality and great potential, some of which has been unfulfilled.

“But before saying he’s a Fiorentina player, there are so many arguments to be had.”

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Wednesday July 10 2019
'Chiesa will grow with Fiorentina'

Vincenzo Montella has praised new Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso for his transparency and is confident Federico Chiesa will ‘grow’ with the club.

Commisso has repeatedly stated that Chiesa is not for sale, and Montella is ‘very pleased’ that the Italo-American billionaire is keeping to his promise.

“President Commisso has been clear on his future, both in private and in public, and I’m very pleased about that,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday July 7 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina start from scratch'

Vincenzo Montella admits it’s not easy for Fiorentina fans or himself to be patient, but the Viola “are starting from scratch.”

The Viola started pre-season training in Moena today, although it’ll be shorter than usual ahead of their International Champions Cup tour of the United States.

“I still feel at home after having been here on pre-season training so many times,” said Montella in a Press conference, referring to his previous stint on the Fiorentina bench.

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Wednesday June 26 2019
Fiorentina interest 'pleases' Biglia agent

Lucas Biglia’s agent said the Milan midfielder is “pleased” about Fiorentina interest, possibly as part of an exchange with Jordan Veretout.

There are growing reports from various sources, including La Gazzetta dello Sport and SportItalia, that the Viola have approached 33-year-old Biglia for a reunion with ex-Rossoneri Coach Vincenzo Montella.

It was on Montella’s advice that Milan paid €20m to purchase the Argentina international from Lazio in 2017 and his contract is due to expire next summer.

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Sunday June 23 2019
Commisso: 'Want an entertaining Fiorentina'

Patron Rocco Commisso wants to “see an entertaining Fiorentina team and will put everything into this, not just money.”

The Italian-American billionaire completed the takeover from the Della Valle brothers and flew back to Florence today for meetings with Coach Vincenzo Montella, directors Daniele Pradè and Giancarlo Antognoni.

“The meeting went very well, we planned for this season. I learned something I didn’t know before,” Commisso told FirenzeViola.it as he left the hotel.

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Monday June 17 2019
Berlusconi and Galliani: 'Giampaolo in 2016'

Former Milan chiefs Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani insist they had chosen Coach Marco Giampaolo in 2016 rather than Vincenzo Montella.

They ran the club for over 30 years, before a brief spell under Yonghong Li and since last April Elliott Management.

“I had opted for Giampaolo in the summer of 2016, when we were sharing our ideas with one of the many Chinese groups in negotiations to buy the club,” former CEO Galliani told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday June 15 2019
Spalletti: 'I've had no offers'

Luciano Spalletti is “honoured to have had the opportunity to train Inter” and fully admits he has received no real offers for next season.

The tactician was fired despite taking Inter to Champions League qualification for two years in a row, replaced by Conte.

“I am honoured to have had the opportunity to train Inter,” said Spalletti at a sponsorship event.

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Friday June 14 2019
Commisso: 'Fiorentina fans are hungry'

Rocco Commisso denied rumours Fiorentina could be floated on the stock exchange and urged Vincenzo Montella to reward “hungry” fans.

The Italian-American billionaire held a live interview with Sky Sport Italia standing in Times Square in New York City, with a large video screen appearing behind them: ‘New York welcomes ACF Fiorentina.’

“Never mind how much it cost, let me take care of money! This is my town and I wanted my co-citizens to welcome Fiorentina.”

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