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Saturday December 7 2019
Commisso on Chiesa and Gattuso

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso admits he will “make Federico Chiesa happy if he wants to leave” and “really likes” Gennaro Gattuso, but Vincenzo Montella "has my confidence for now."

The Viola have struggled so far this season and there continue to be reports coach Montella is hanging by a thread.

Among the candidates to replace him on the bench, the favourite is former Milan boss Gattuso.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Fiorentina striker shortage

Federico Chiesa returns to the Fiorentina squad, but Kevin-Prince Boateng, Franck Ribery and German Pezzella miss out against Torino.

The Viola visit Torino on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

Coach Vincenzo Montella has to reshuffle his pack yet again, as forward Ribery and defender German Pezzella are joined on the absentee list by Boateng.

Chiesa is available following muscular issues, but it remains to be seen if he can play from the start.

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Friday December 6 2019
Montella: 'Happy Belotti is out'

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella won't deny he is "happy" that Andrea Belotti will be out of action for Torino, but refuses to give clues on his line-up.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Viola play Torino on Sunday and Montella says the win over Cittadella in the fourth round of the Coppa Italia was a morale booster for his side.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Montella: 'Commisso defended us'

Vincenzo Montella thanked President Rocco Commisso for “defending me and the team” after Fiorentina won their Coppa Italia tie with Cittadella.

The Viola managed to beat Cittadella 2-0 despite seeing Lorenzo Venuti sent off after just 26 minutes, so will face Atalanta in the Round of 16 next month.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Reports: Napoli in Gattuso talks

Gennaro Gattuso has been contacted by Napoli and Fiorentina, according to reports, with suggestions Carlo Ancelotti will be sacked on December 10.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Ancelotti will leave Napoli at the very least at the end of the season, possibly before that if results continue to be disappointing.

Gattuso is emerging as the prime candidate to take over, believing he has the firm hand to ensure determination within the Stadio San Paolo ranks.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Antognoni: 'Fiorentina want Europe'

Fiorentina are still “targeting European qualification,” via Serie A or the Coppa Italia, said club manager Giancarlo Antognoni.

The Viola host Cittadella this evening in the Coppa Italia Fourth Round, the winners going through to face Atalanta in January.

“We have the opportunity to get out of this negative period and to book our place in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia,” Antognoni told Rai Sport.

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Monday December 2 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina are angry'

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella has insisted that his players are “angry” about their recent run of poor results.

Fiorentina lost their third consecutive game on Saturday, suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Lecce, but Montella has been encouraged by the response of his players to the result.

“We have so much anger in ourselves, I also saw it on Saturday during the game. We want to play with heart and quality, but we have to be less frenetic,” he said at a press conference.

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Sunday December 1 2019
Familiar Montella pattern

History is repeating itself with Vincenzo Montella, but Kaustubh Pandey warns Fiorentina have time to stop the inevitable slide.

Fiorentina are the very definition of inconsistency. Ever since Vincenzo Montella took charge, La Viola have had an 18-game winless run followed by a six-game unbeaten streak. But last night’s defeat to Lecce extended another negative stretch to four, with Montella’s future now under more scrutiny than ever.

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Sunday December 1 2019
Fiorentina back Montella, but...

Fiorentina patron Rocco Commisso has given coach Vincenzo Montella a vote of confidence following the 1-0 home defeat to Lecce, but Cesare Prandelli with Gabriel Batistuta lie in wait.

Despite wasting a plethora of chances, the Viola succumbed to another defeat, their third in a row.

Sky Sport Italia expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Montella has been given a stay of execution by Commisso, at least for now.

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Saturday November 30 2019
Commisso: 'Fiorentina unlucky'

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso tried to defend the players and coach Vincenzo Montella after defeat to Lecce. “We were unlucky.”

The Viola have now lost three Serie A matches in a row, as Andrea La Mantia got the only goal this evening for Lecce.

“We suffered another defeat, but this one was different, as the lads gave it their all and we were unlucky,” Commisso told reporters at the Stadio Franchi.

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