NEWS
Tuesday February 21 2017
Wolfsburg want Sousa

Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa is being considered for the job at Wolfsburg next season, claim Italian sources.

The tactician is widely expected to leave Florence at the end of this term, his second at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the Portuguese boss has caught the eye of Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.

It would be a return to Germany for Sousa, who played for Borussia Dortmund from 1996-98.

Wolfsburg are struggling this year and look set to miss out on European qualification for the second season in a row.

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Monday February 20 2017
Graziani: ‘Sousa never changes!’

Former Fiorentina striker Francesco Graziani hits out at Paulo Sousa - “it’s always the same old things”.

The Viola were defeated 2-1 by Milan last night, and the Coach has come in for some criticism today.

“I’m not disappointed in the team yesterday, they were probably physically tired after the Europa League game [with Gladbach],” Graziani saidon Radio Sportiva.

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Sunday February 19 2017
Sousa: 'Fiorentina superior to Milan'

Paulo Sousa felt Fiorentina “were superior to Milan” on the night, despite their 2-1 defeat at San Siro. “My team promoted football.”

Nikola Kalinic had cancelled out a Juraj Kucka header, but Gerard Deulofeu got the decisive finish.

“We played on Thursday, but came to San Siro in order to play football,” Sousa told Mediaset Premium.

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Sunday February 19 2017
Saponara: 'I can't waste Viola chance'

Riccardo Saponara admits he was 'maybe too inexperienced and immature' while at Milan, but is happy to now be at Fiorentina.

The 25-year-old was allowed to leave the Rossoneri in 2015, signing for Empoli. Last month, the Viola recruited the attacking midfielder on an initial loan deal, with the right to sign him permanently in the summer.

Speaking during an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport, Saponara acknowledges that his spell in Florence could be pivotal in defining his career.

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Saturday February 18 2017
Sousa: 'Viola intensity with Milan'

Paulo Sousa admits he must make changes to have “the utmost intensity” as Fiorentina visit Milan and trusts Josip Ilicic to deliver.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“Our ambition is to win every game, not just this one,” noted the Coach in his Press conference.

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Thursday February 16 2017
Sousa: 'Bernardeschi can improve'

Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa celebrated the Europa League win away to Borussia Monchengladbach, but told goalscorer Federico Bernardeschi how to improve.

The Viola ran numerous risks in the first half, especially a Maxi Olivera potential penalty foul and the woodwork rattled, before Bernardeschi’s decisive free kick.

“In the second half we improved considerably,” said Sousa in his Press conference.

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Thursday February 16 2017
'Gladbach-Viola guesswork

Borussia Mönchengladbach versus Fiorentina is completely unpredictable, writes Andrea Tallarita, but it won't change the big issue.

After Fiorentina's limitations surfaced in Serie A, and in spite of growing tensions between Coach, fans and management, the team must prepare for a European in-or-out game that could still salvage their season.

Wait – haven't we already seen this film? It's been on for years in Florence, and there's no sign that anyone's going to change it. The promising young Italians, the frustrated Coach, the highs, the slumps, and that cozy fourth or fifth place. Even the bricks of the Ponte Vecchio must be getting tired.

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Wednesday February 15 2017
Sousa: 'Fiorentina will be ourselves'

Paulo Sousa insists Fiorentina “will be ourselves” ahead of their Europa League meeting with Borussia Monchengladbach.

The first leg in the Round of 32 kicks off tomorrow in Germany at 18:00 GMT.

“Our opponents are very strong and determined, we want to be ourselves. If we do that, then we can achieve our objective, which is to compete with and beat anyone,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Tuesday February 14 2017
Sousa to stay with Fiorentina?

Paulo Sousa may stay at Fiorentina, depending on results over the next month.

It has been widely assumed that the Portuguese Coach will leave the Viola at the end of the season, possibly to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus.

However, La Nazione is reporting this morning that it’s far from a settled issue, and much will depend on the next few games.

The three forthcoming Serie A games are Milan, Torino and Atalanta, which will be crucial in determining where Fiorentina finish this season.

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Saturday February 11 2017
Sousa: 'Udinese were difficult'

Paulo Sousa praised Khouma Babacar, discussed the tactical difficulties of facing Udinese and prepared Fiorentina for Borussia Monchengladbach.

Borja Valero, Babacar and a Federico Bernardeschi penalty proved decisive to sweep Udinese aside 3-0 this evening.

“It was a difficult game for us, as Udinese are strong down the flanks, good on set plays, have power and also height – a lot of height! – so we needed to be really focused at the back,” Sousa told Sky Sport Italia.

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