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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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Monday February 27 2017
Sousa: ‘Fiorentina gave everything’

Paulo Sousa shrugs off Fiorentina’s collapse - “my team gave everything, and when they do that I’m happy”.

The Viola blew a two-goal lead for the second game in a row, drawing 2-2 with Torino at Stadio Artemio Franchi. Click here for a match report.

The home fans made their feelings known, whistling the Coach and players, and the Portuguese can understand their frustration.

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Monday February 27 2017
‘Sousa until the season’s end’

Pantaleo Corvino says Fiorentina still want to “complete the whole season” with Coach Paulo Sousa.

The Viola boss is under pressure after a stunning Europa League collapse with Borussia Monchengladbach, but the sporting director says he’ll stay at least until June.

“We were disappointed with the incredible defeat the other night,” Corvino told Premium Sport.

“We haven’t digested that bitterness, but we have to also think about tonight and what is a big game. There are 13 games left and we have to do our best.

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Monday February 27 2017
‘Fiorentina not happy with results’

Fiorentina’s executive president Mario Cognini confirms “we’re not happy with results”, amid pressure on Paulo Sousa.

The Viola take on Torino at Stadio Artemio Franchi tonight, with reports that a defeat could see the Portuguese given his marching orders.

“In terms of the protests, we can say that the fans have reasons,” Cognini admitted after a board meeting today.

“We’re the first to challenge, we’re not happy with results but we have to plan for the future with balance.

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