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Tuesday June 6 2017
Jiangsu Suning want Sousa

Paulo Sousa has been offered the job of Coach by Chinese club Jiangsu Suning after Giampiero Ventura turned it down.

The Portuguese tactician is out of contract after two years at Fiorentina.

He had said this week that he planned to remain in Italy, but the proposal from China might be too tempting.

Jiangsu Suning are owned by the Suning Group, who also run Inter.

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Sunday June 4 2017
Fiorentina prepare for Pioli

Stefano Pioli should be announced as the new Fiorentina Coach within the next 72 hours after terminating his Inter contract.

The former Lazio tactician was only brought in at San Siro at the end of October, but was fired in April.

Still under contract, Pioli has been negotiating a termination by mutual consent, including outstanding wages, so that he can sign for another club.

According to Quotidiano Sportivo, a deal has been reached and he will be free to join Fiorentina next week.

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Saturday June 3 2017
Roma list EDF alternatives

If Roma refuse to pay Sassuolo €3m to get Coach Eusebio Di Francesco, they could turn to Thomas Tuchel, Laurent Blanc, Unai Emery or Paulo Sousa.

The Giallorossi need a new tactician after Luciano Spalletti decided not to renew his contract, as he is heading towards Inter.

Their first choice is Di Francesco, but Sassuolo are refusing to release him without payment of the €3m clause in his contract.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Roma are increasingly irritated at this situation and are looking elsewhere.

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Thursday June 1 2017
Crystal Palace want Sousa too

Former Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa is not only in line for Borussia Dortmund and Porto jobs, but also Crystal Palace.

The tactician has completed his two years at the Stadio Franchi and his contract has not been renewed.

Sousa has been heavily linked with a return to Portugal for FC Porto, while Borussia Dortmund are another option in the Bundesliga.

Now the Daily Mirror suggests that Crystal Palace are also considering Sousa as their potential new manager for next season.

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Wednesday May 31 2017
Games of the Season: Fiorentina 3-3 Napoli

Fiorentina and Napoli traded punches in a Christmas cracker in Week 17, with Manolo Gabbiadini saving a point for the Partenopei.

The Viola went into the match on the back of two defeats on the bounce, while Dries Mertens had scored seven times in his previous two games.

It took just 20 minutes for the visitors to open the scoring, Lorenzo Insigne curling the ball into the top corner for a perfect ‘Gol alla Del Piero’.

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Tuesday May 30 2017
Porto make move for Sousa

Paulo Sousa has left Fiorentina and is now the hot favourite to become Coach of Porto on a two-year deal.

The contract was not renewed after two years in Florence, as the rapport with fans had soured and this season they failed to qualify for Europe.

According to Sky Sport Italia, now Sousa is considering an offer from Porto to replace Nuno Espirito Santo.

His main competition for the role, Marco Silva, ruled himself out when signing for Watford last week.

It’s believed a proposal is on the table for two years with option for a third.

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Monday May 29 2017
Pioli to Fiorentina this week?

Fiorentina are expected to officially announce this week that Stefano Pioli will be their new Coach.

Paulo Sousa is out of contract on June 30, and last night’s draw with Pescara appears to have been his farewell.

Pioli has emerged as the favourite to succeed him, and Gianluca Di Marzio’s website reports that a contract was completely agreed over the weekend.

The former Lazio and Inter Coach has agreed to take over the Viola bench, and an announcement is expected at some point this week.

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Sunday May 28 2017
Sousa: 'I didn't transmit my passion'

Paulo Sousa confirmed his departure from Fiorentina and admitted “perhaps I didn’t manage to transmit my passion for football.”

The Coach had thrilling first campaign, but this term failed to qualify for Europe and was jeered by fans.

“I thank my lads, who every day arrived to work with the desire to surpass their limits and win the game,” Sousa told Sky Sport Italia after a 2-2 draw with Pescara,

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Sunday May 28 2017
Liveblog: Final Serie A Sunday

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the last day of the Serie A season, including Cagliari-Milan, Francesco Totti’s Roma-Genoa swansong, Sampdoria-Napoli, Inter-Udinese and decisive relegation dogfights.

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Saturday May 27 2017
Sousa: 'Fiorentina will remember be'

Paulo Sousa believes “Fiorentina fans will remember me” as his two-year tenure comes to an end tomorrow, but does have regrets.

The game with Pescara kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) on Sunday, click here for a match preview.

“I was not here alone in these two years, but with the whole staff, from the kit staff to the medics down to the players,” said Sousa in his Press conference.

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