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Sunday March 12 2017
Sousa: 'Both sides deserved to win'

Paulo Sousa concedes “both Fiorentina and Cagliari felt like they deserved to win this game” after a stoppage-time Nikola Kalinic header.

The Viola were fortunate to snatch all three points at the 94th minute, especially as Marco Sau hit the woodwork with a not dissimilar scoring opportunity.

“Both Fiorentina and Cagliari felt like they deserved to win this game,” Sousa told Mediaset Premium.

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Saturday March 11 2017
Sousa: 'Bernardeschi clause is for sale'

Paulo Sousa assures “Fiorentina still believe in Europe” ahead of their Cagliari clash, but won’t rule out a Federico Bernardeschi sale.

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

“We believe that we can win every game and that is what we are working towards, so of course we believe that we can qualify for Europe too,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Wednesday March 8 2017
Ranieri returns to Florence

Claudio Ranieri will be the guest of honour when Fiorentina take on Cagliari at the Stadio Artemio Franchi this Sunday.

The former Viola boss has been invited as part of the club’s 90th birthday celebrations, after he was sacked from Leicester last month.

The 65-year-old enjoyed great success with Fiorentina, gaining promotion to Serie A in his first season in charge during the 1993-94 campaign.

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Sunday March 5 2017
Sousa 'satisfied' by Viola draw

Paulo Sousa declared himself 'satisfied' following Fiorentina's goalless draw at Atalanta.

The Viola were on the backfoot for much of the contest in Bergamo, but an inspired performance by goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu ensured they left with a point.

"The spirit of the boys has always been the same from the first day - to win with quality and to be dominant," Sousa told Sky Sport following the final whistle.

"Today, both teams looked to win it. There was movement to try to win, I am satisfied.

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Sunday March 5 2017
Corvino: 'Fiorentina, results matter!'

Fiorentina director Pantaleo Corvino assures there was no “summit” for Paulo Sousa, but “the team must realise the final result is important.”

The Viola visit fourth-placed Atalanta today, follow the action as it happens on the Liveblog.

“We must find the right motivation, because there are another 12 games to play,” Corvino told Mediaset Premium.

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Saturday March 4 2017
Sousa: 'Fiorentina are with me'

Paulo Sousa insists the Fiorentina players “are with me” and is impressed by Gian Piero Gasperini’s high-flying Atalanta.

The two teams face off in a head-to-head for European ambitions on Sunday at 11.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“We always go into games aiming to win,” assured Sousa in a Press conference.

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Thursday March 2 2017
Prandelli: 'I'd never leave Fiorentina'

Cesare Prandelli confessed he “never wanted to leave Fiorentina, but I won’t say anything else, as I don’t want to give anyone problems.”

The Coach could potentially return to the Stadio Artemio Franchi, as current boss Paulo Sousa is increasingly unpopular with fans.

“Fiorentina are going through a moment of frailty, but there is no crisis. The team is alive and played very well for an hour against Torino,” Prandelli told Top Calcio 24.

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Wednesday March 1 2017
Saponara: ‘Sousa has our backing’

Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Saponara backs under-fire Coach Paulo Sousa - “we’re with him”.

The Viola have blown two-goal leads in each of their last two games, attracting the ire of fans and leading for calls for the Portuguese to be sacked.

“We’re doing everything to get out of this situation,” Saponara said on Radio Bruno Toscana.

“The dressing room is united and two negative results aren’t going to bring us down. The Coach can help us, we know that, and we’re with him.”

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Tuesday February 28 2017
Reja won't rule out Fiorentina

Edy Reja refused to rule out replacing Paulo Sousa at Fiorentina. “I’ll maintain silence. We’ll talk again if and when it happens.”

The former Lazio, Napoli and Atalanta Coach has been suggested as the hot favourite if Sousa is fired before the end of the current campaign.

Reja was approached by Radio Olympia for comment and did nothing to dissuade those reports.

“For now I prefer to maintain silence. We’ll talk again if and when it happens.”

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Monday February 27 2017
Saponara: ‘Players back Sousa’

Riccardo Saponara insists the Fiorentina players are behind Coach Paulo Sousa - “we’re all in this together”.

The playmaker scored on his first start for the Viola tonight, but Torino came back from two goals down to pile the pressure on Sousa. Click here for a match report.

“We’re disappointed, because we had the game in our hands and it would have been three important points,” Saponara sighed, speaking to Premium Sport.

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