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Thursday January 2 2020
Faulty choices at Fiorentina

Fiorentina begin 2020 with another new coach, so as Vincenzo Montella makes way for Beppe Iachini, Adrian Carp asks if the Viola made the right decisions.

Fiorentina finally made a decision they probably should’ve already acknowledged over the summer and sacked Vincenzo Montella. There were several candidates to revive the Viola, including Gennaro Gattuso and Luciano Spalletti, but ultimately the job went to Beppe Iachini. At first glance, it’s not exactly an upgrade.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Fiorentina set for Iachini talks

Fiorentina are expected to meet with Beppe Iachini today, while Roberto Donadoni, Gigi Di Biagio and Cesare Prandelli are also options awaiting Luciano Spalletti next summer.

Vincenzo Montella was officially fired on Saturday after picking up one point from the last six Serie A rounds, culminating in a 4-1 home defeat to Roma.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Official: Fiorentina fire Montella

Fiorentina have sacked Vincenzo Montella after last night’s 4-1 home defeat to Roma, but will wait before appointing a replacement.

The decision was somewhat inevitable, as since returning to the Stadio Franchi on April 10, Montella has lost 13 of his total 24 Serie A games in charge.

He amassed only 19 points out of an available 72, including one point in the last six rounds, earned with a stoppage-time equaliser against Inter last week.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Fiorentina seek Montella replacement

Fiorentina have decided to sack Vincenzo Montella, with Luciano Spalletti the ideal replacement, but Beppe Iachini or Gigi Di Biagio are more likely.

The Viola practically dismissed their coach last night following a 4-1 home defeat to Roma, leaving them with one point from the last six Serie A rounds.

Since returning to the Fiorentina bench in April, Montella had 27 competitive matches in charge, managing just six wins, seven draws and 14 defeats.

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Friday December 20 2019
Prade: 'Montella replacement tough'

Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè practically confirmed Vincenzo Montella’s dismissal. “It’s not easy to find a strong replacement, but patience has its limits.”

For the second season in a row, the Viola are flirting with relegation, as this evening’s 4-1 home defeat to Roma means they picked up one point in the last six Serie A rounds.

“It’s a very tough moment, we can only apologise to the fans,” Pradè told Radio Bruno.

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Sunday December 8 2019
Totti: 'I was Roma scapegoat'

Francesco Totti says he was "made a scapegoat" during his final season, but feels current coach Paulo Fonseca "understands what it means to be at Roma."

Totti was speaking at a book festival in the capital today and discussed a myriad of topics, including his quarter-century as a player for Roma.

The Rome native says he is enjoying Paulo Fonseca’s iteration of the Giallorossi thus far.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
ADL: 'Haven't called anyone!'

Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis has rejected rumours that he is about to replace Carlo Ancelotti. “I haven’t called anyone.”

Valter De Maggio, the presenter of Radio Kiss Kiss - Napoli’s official radio station - relayed to his listeners what De Laurentiis had told him when he asked the President about the club’s coaching situation.

Only last night, it was claimed Gennaro Gattuso had already been lined up to take over from Ancelotti.

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Monday November 11 2019
Fiorentina move for Spalletti?

Fiorentina have reportedly made an approach for ex-Inter boss Luciano Spalletti after a poor run of form under Vincenzo Montella.

Following their 5-2 away defeat to Cagliari, the Viola sit 9th in the table and have won only one of their last five games in Serie A.

Now, Firenze Viola claims the club's hierarchy are not happy with recent performances and today made contact with Spalletti.

The 60-year-old has been out of a job since leaving Inter at the end of last season.

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Wednesday November 6 2019
Milan wanted Puel

There are reports that Milan's hierarchy couldn't agree on who should replace Marco Giampaolo, with Ivan Gazidis wanting Claude Puel. 

Giampaolo was sacked after a dismal run of form in which Milan won only three of their opening seven games.

Il Giornale reports that Milan CEO Gazidis wanted former Lyon and Southampton manager Claude Puel to take over from Giampaolo.

However, the report also states that directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban wanted an Italian coach, or at least one who was experienced in Serie A.

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Monday October 28 2019
Recoba: 'Conte needs Scudetto'

Former Inter star Alvaro Recoba has warned that Antonio Conte will be no different to Luciano Spalletti without a Scudetto to show.

As a guest on the TV show Tiki Taka, the Uruguayan claimed the Nerazzurri would feel the effects of the season more than Juventus, stating there was no point comparing the two squads.

“The Inter squad can’t be compared to Juventus’ right now. Two competitions will tire the Nerazzurri more with the squad they have now,” he said during his stint on Canale 5.

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