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Saturday November 30 2019
Montella: 'Fiorentina heads held high'

Vincenzo Montella insists “even a draw would’ve been disappointing after that performance” and Fiorentina could have done no more in a 1-0 home loss to Lecce.

Andrea La Mantia scored the only goal of the game with a diving header at the Stadio Franchi.

“Congratulations to Lecce, because any newly-promoted team that wins away deserves applause,” Montella told DAZN.

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Saturday November 30 2019
Fiorentina to sack Montella?

There are reports Vincenzo Montella will be fired as Fiorentina coach after a home defeat to Lecce, with Gennaro Gattuso the favourite.

The Viola have struggled this season, but after a brief run of positive results, went back to a series of setbacks.

They have one point from the last four games, including three consecutive defeats, two of them against newly-promoted clubs Hellas Verona and Lecce.

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Friday November 29 2019
Montella clarifies Chiesa comments

Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has insisted that he did not criticise Federico Chiesa when he said the winger was out of shape physically and mentally.

Chiesa has been absent from training this week and speculation is rife that the winger is not entirely happy with the situation at Fiorentina, with his father and ex-Italy striker Enrico meeting the club.

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Wednesday November 27 2019
Commisso: 'Didn't promise top four'

Rocco Commisso says Federico Chiesa knows how important he is to Fiorentina, but he didn't promise Champions League football, only that "we wouldn't repeat the failure of last season."

President Commisso spoke to Tuttomercatoweb about the Fiorentina winger, who has, according to reports, rejected the Viola’s attempt to renew his contract.

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Monday November 25 2019
Barone: 'Sticking with Montella'

Fiorentina general manager Joe Barone has confirmed that the club are sticking with Vincenzo Montella, despite their bad run of results.

Fiorentina lost 1-0 to Verona yesterday, and they haven’t won since the 2-1 victory over Sassuolo in late October.

Nonetheless, Barone made it clear the Viola were stticking with Montella at the helm.

“[Keeping] Vincenzo was a decision we made over the summer to keep stability and tranquility,” he told Calciomercato.com

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Sunday November 24 2019
Montella: 'Not a good Fiorentina'

Vincenzo Montella freely admits Fiorentina deserved to lose against Hellas Verona. “It was not a good performance, but it’s a tough fixture for everyone.”

Samuel Di Carmine – a lifelong Viola supporter – got the only goal of the game at the Stadio Bentegodi.

“It was not a good performance and we made a lot of technical errors, but also conceded a great goal during our best period of the match,” Montella told DAZN.

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Sunday November 24 2019
Montella: 'Chiesa must improve'

Vincenzo Montella complains Federico Chiesa "must improve as a winger to play in a 3-5-2" formation, as Fiorentina "cannot get it wrong" against Verona today.

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

Franck Ribery suggested this week that teammate Chiesa should be played more as a winger as opposed to a forward.

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Friday November 22 2019
Ribery: 'I see Chiesa out wide'

Federico Chiesa has been Franck Ribery’s Fiorentina strike partner this season, but the veteran admits he sees the Italian “more as a winger”.

Ribery has just served a three-match ban for pushing an official during Fiorentina’s 2-1 defeat to Lazio last month, and he admits "the tension prevailed my experience" in another apology.

“I should’ve avoided that reaction. I apologised but it wasn’t enough,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

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Saturday November 16 2019
Montella pleased with Ribery return

Vincenzo Montella was pleased with Franck Ribery’s performance after Fiorentina beat Virtus Entella 5-1 in a friendly.

The Serie B team was swept aside at the Stadio Franchi in this afternoon’s match, which allowed some – including Ribery after a three-match ban for pushing a linesman – to get playing time.

Rachid Ghezzal bagged a brace, with goals from Kevin-Prince Boateng, Pol Lirola and Marco Benassi.

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Monday November 11 2019
Fiorentina move for Spalletti?

Fiorentina have reportedly made an approach for ex-Inter boss Luciano Spalletti after a poor run of form under Vincenzo Montella.

Following their 5-2 away defeat to Cagliari, the Viola sit 9th in the table and have won only one of their last five games in Serie A.

Now, Firenze Viola claims the club's hierarchy are not happy with recent performances and today made contact with Spalletti.

The 60-year-old has been out of a job since leaving Inter at the end of last season.

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