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Tuesday July 7 2020
Roma return for Spalletti?

Roma consultant Franco Baldini has reportedly drawn up a list of Paulo Fonseca’s possible successors, including former coach Luciano Spalletti.

Il Corriere dello Sport claims Baldini was spotted at Spalletti’s villa between Certaldo and Montespertoli, triggering speculation regarding a return to the Giallorossi.

President James Pallotta has reassured Fonseca about his position, claiming the Portuguese’s job is not at risk, but the Roman newspaper still claims Baldini has set up a list of contenders for the position.

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Tuesday July 7 2020
The reformation of Fiorentina

La Viola have put the threat of relegation behind them for now, but Owen Diana worries about how they’ll rebuild for Rocco Commisso’s ambitious vision.

As the dust settled after a convulsive weekend at the bottom of Serie A, Fiorentina could breathe a huge sigh of relief. Barring a collapse of historic proportions, La Viola’s spot at the top table of Italian football is all but assured after a 2-1 win at Parma. Nevertheless, their laboured performance in a match that represented a huge step towards salvation further exposed the uncertain future of one of the country’s most important clubs.

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Saturday July 4 2020
Commisso: 'De Rossi fake news'

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso released a statement countering ‘fake news’ that he is in talks with Daniele De Rossi or any other coach for next season.

Sky Sport Italia claimed last night that the Viola have chosen De Rossi to take over from Beppe Iachini next term, giving the former Roma midfielder his first coaching role, while Luciano Spalletti was also mentioned for the job.

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Saturday July 4 2020
Pallotta: 'Fonseca not in doubt'

Roma President Jim Pallotta has publicly hit out at reports coach Paulo Fonseca will be fired. ‘His future is not in doubt. He has my full support.’

Rumours emerged after the 2-0 home defeat to Udinese that Fonseca was up for discussion, even with suggestions Luciano Spalletti could return for a third stint at the Stadio Olimpico.

Pallotta took the rare step this afternoon of publicly denouncing the reports in the newspapers, taking to Twitter in order to make a statement.

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Saturday July 4 2020
Spalletti: 'Fonseca needs time'

Luciano Spalletti has urged Roma to stick with Paulo Fonseca, who has ‘brought the discussion of attacking football back to the forefront’ in Serie A.

Fonseca is reportedly under increasing pressure after back-to-back defeats, which have left Roma 12 points outside the Champions League places.

However, Spalletti - one of his Giallorossi’s predecessors - made it clear Italian football needed more coaches like the 46-year-old to prosper.

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Friday July 3 2020
Sky: Fiorentina want De Rossi as coach

Daniele De Rossi could begin his coaching career by taking on the Fiorentina job, claims Sky Sport Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio.

The World Cup winner has already said he plans to go into management, following in the footsteps of his father Alberto, who has been the coach of the Roma youth team for many years.

De Rossi only retired in January after experiences at Roma and Boca Juniors, and will turn 37 later this month.

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Friday July 3 2020
Spalletti tipped for Fiorentina job

Luciano Spalletti is being linked with the Fiorentina job for next season, as Beppe Iachini is struggling to keep them out of the relegation zone.

The Viola are only six points clear of the bottom three following Wednesday’s home defeat to Sassuolo.

Iachini was already brought in to replace sacked Vincenzo Montella on December 23, but after four wins, five draws and four defeats, few realistically expect him to remain beyond this season.

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Monday June 15 2020
Nainggolan: 'I wanted to play for Conte'

Inter loanee Radja Nainggolan has revealed he wanted to play for Antonio Conte but claimed his heart is left at Roma.

The former Belgium international has returned to Cagliari on loan this season and helped the Rossoblu to their best start since the Scudetto winners in 1969-70.

He will return to Inter after the current campaign, but his future is still uncertain. In an interview with RiberaRibell, the midfielder spoke about his shirt number, former coaches and his own sacrifices.

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Monday May 25 2020
Spalletti: 'I want to return'

Luciano Spalletti seems set for a return to football and insists he’s ‘ready to get back on the bench’, prepared to free himself from the contract with Inter.

The former Nerazzurri and Roma tactician has been linked with Newcastle in recent weeks and Sky Sport Italia has claimed Spalletti, who was replaced by Antonio Conte at San Siro last summer, has been taking English lessons.

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Wednesday May 20 2020
Emerson: 'I could return to Serie A'

Emerson Palmieri discusses his career at Roma and Chelsea, working with Antonio Conte, Luciano Spalletti, Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard. ‘A return to Serie A could happen.’

The 25-year-old was born and raised in Brazil, but moved to Palermo in 2014 and decided to represent Italy at international level.

“I was very happy in Serie A, including with the culture, which is also why I chose to play for Italy,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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