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Sunday April 14 2019
Montella Fiorentina debut a flop

Vincenzo Montella’s debut on the Fiorentina bench was a disappointing draw with Bologna, as both sides had penalty appeals rejected.

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Sunday April 14 2019
Mihajlovic: 'I do Montella's work!'

Bologna Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic jokingly claimed he would for once like to succeed Vincenzo Montella. “I generally leave him with half his work already done!”

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Montella spent the years between 2012-15 in Florence and recently returned to replace Stefano Pioli, who was sacked earlier in the week.

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Saturday April 13 2019
Montella: 'Sense Viola discontent'

Vincenzo Montella will make changes on his Fiorentina debut against Bologna, but can “sense the discontent” among fans after Stefano Pioli’s exit.

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He was appointed this week after the resignation of Coach Pioli, who was upset at the way club patrons Diego and Andrea Della Valle had criticised his professionalism in public.

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Friday April 12 2019
Rossi: Montella ideal for Fiorentina

Giuseppe Rossi has praised Fiorentina for bringing back Vincenzo Montella, who is a ‘great’ Coach.

Montella recently returned to Fiorentina after Stefano Pioli handed in his resignation, and Rossi has only good memories of ‘Aeroplanino’, scoring 17 goals under him during the 2013-14 campaign.

“He’s a Coach who is prepared and able to take care of every little detail of the game,” the former Italy striker told Corriere dello Sport.

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Wednesday April 10 2019
Montella: 'When Fiorentina called...'

Vincenzo Montella is back on the Fiorentina bench and insists he turned down other proposals. “Experiences improved me, including the negative ones.”

The tactician had already been at the Stadio Franchi from 2012 to 2015, but returned today after Stefano Pioli resigned.

“The Della Valle family and director Pantaleo Corvino convinced me. It was a different Fiorentina back then, at the end of a fairly stormy era,” said Montella in his Press conference.

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Wednesday April 10 2019
Coaches stand with Pioli

The Italian Coaches’ Association voiced its “solidarity” with Stefano Pioli, whose departure from Fiorentina is increasingly bitter.

Pioli resigned in protest after the club released a statement that was highly critical of his performance.

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Wednesday April 10 2019
OFFICIAL: Montella returns to Fiorentina

Fiorentina have officially appointed Vincenzo Montella as their Coach for the second time.

A statement on Fiorentina’s official website confirms Montella has signed a contract until 2021, took his first training session on Wednesday and will be unveiled this evening.

The 44-year-old has been out of work since leaving Sevilla towards the end of last season, when he was also dismissed by Milan.

He previously coached Fiorentina between 2012 and 2015, guiding them to fourth-place finishes in each of his three campaigns at the helm.

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Wednesday April 10 2019
Montella arrives in Florence

Vincenzo Montella has arrived in Florence ahead of becoming Fiorentina Coach for the second time. “I’m always happy to come back here.”

Fiorentina have turned back to Montella after Stefano Pioli resigned on Tuesday, and the former Milan boss was met by a media frenzy as he left Campo di Marte station the following morning.

“I’m always happy to come back here,” he told reporters.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
Reports: Montella new Fiorentina Coach

Multiple sources claim Vincenzo Montella has agreed a contract with Fiorentina to June 2020 after Stefano Pioli resigned today.

The Viola are in the Coppa Italia semi-final, but recent poor Serie A results saw the club question Pioli, and he then handed in his resignation.

Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia, Tuttomercatoweb and more all claim Montella has agreed basic terms not just for the rest of the season, but also until June 2020.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
Fiorentina in Montella talks

Vincenzo Montella has reportedly been in contact with Fiorentina to take over from Stefano Pioli rather than wait for Eusebio Di Francesco in June.

Pioli resigned this afternoon when he felt the club no longer had faith in him and wrote an open letter to fans.

Primavera youth team Coach Emiliano Bigica is taking charge of training for the moment and could well be on the bench for the rest of the season.

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