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Sunday December 1 2019
Fiorentina back Montella, but...

Fiorentina patron Rocco Commisso has given coach Vincenzo Montella a vote of confidence following the 1-0 home defeat to Lecce, but Cesare Prandelli with Gabriel Batistuta lie in wait.

Despite wasting a plethora of chances, the Viola succumbed to another defeat, their third in a row.

Sky Sport Italia expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Montella has been given a stay of execution by Commisso, at least for now.

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Friday October 18 2019
Batistuta has ankle surgery

Fiorentina legend Gabriel Batistuta says he is hoping “I can finally walk like a normal person again” after undergoing ankle surgery.

Batistuta has been plagued with mobility issues since retiring from football in 2005, but former Argentine striker has now gone under the knife in a bid to resolve them.

“I was crying from the pain so I asked a doctor to amputate my legs,” he told Corriere della Sera.

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Thursday September 5 2019
Batistuta rejects Maradona role

Gabriel Batistuta says he has rejected the chance to form part of Diego Maradona’s coaching staff at Argentine club Gimnasia La Plata.

Maradona has been out of work since leaving Mexican side Dorados in June but seems increasingly likely to take over at Gimnasia.

Amidst the speculation, Batistuta has now publicly confirmed that he will not be reuniting with his ex-Albiceleste strike partner and fellow Serie A icon.

“I want to thank Diego Maradona for an offer that I’ve been waiting to receive for a long time,” he tweeted.

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Wednesday September 4 2019
Pedro: 'Honour to wear Batistuta shirt'

Fiorentina’s new signing Pedro said it’s “an honour to wear the Number 9 Viola jersey, the one worn by Gabriel Batistuta.”

The 22-year-old striker completed his transfer from Fluminense for €14m plus 20 per cent of a future sale.

“It’s an honour for me to be given the Number 9 Viola jersey, the one worn by an idol like Gabriel Batistuta, and I hope to make history in Florence too,” Pedro told Globo Esporte.

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Friday August 9 2019
Viola desperately seeking strikers

Fiorentina were the home of Gabriel Batistuta and Luca Toni, so Giancarlo Rinaldi finds their current crop of forwards a painful sight.

If real-life honeymoon periods lasted as long as their footballing equivalent, you would fear for many couples even making it up the steps to the airplane. Some would glance at William Hill bonus odds on a divorce during the exchange of vows. The glorious chanting at the arrival of new owner Rocco Commisso in Florence is already in danger of being drowned out by the grumbles about a lack of significant acquisitions. Whatever happened to for better, for worse?

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Sunday June 23 2019
Commisso: 'Chiesa stays at Fiorentina'

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso reiterated Federico Chiesa “will stay for at least another year” and he’ll keep trying for Gabriel Batistuta.

The new owner flew in this morning after returning to America for a couple of weeks and spoke to Sky Sport Italia about Juventus transfer target Chiesa.

“I haven’t spoken to his entourage, but I saw the Italy U21 game last night and he scored a great goal. Unless there’s something I don’t know, then Chiesa will stay for at least another year.

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Tuesday June 18 2019
Batistuta set for Fiorentina

Gabriel Batistuta is reportedly on the verge of returning to Fiorentina, although his role has yet to be defined.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, an official announcement will be made in ‘the next few hours’ after more talks between Batistuta and Fiorentina official Joe Barone on Monday evening.

However, the newspaper is split on whether the former Argentina striker will be brought in as an ambassador or Vice-President.

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Saturday June 15 2019
Batistuta: 'I want to be of use'

Gabriel Batistuta warned he will only return to Rocco Commisso’s new-look Fiorentina if he is “of real use” to the club.

New owner Commisso confirmed he had approached Batigol for a role within the hierarchy of the side he represented in the 1990s, but “nothing has been decided yet.”

Now the Argentina international has spoken to Sky Sport Italia about the situation.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
Batistuta: 'If Fiorentina did think of me...'

Gabriel Batistuta “would be very flattered and happy” if he were offered a role in the new Fiorentina administration. “You know what they mean to me.”

There were reports that new patron Rocco Commisso was going to bring Batigol back to Florence after completing the takeover of the club from Andrea and Diego Della Valle.

“If Fiorentina really were to think of me, I’d be very flattered and very happy,” the club icon told Lady Radio.

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Wednesday June 12 2019
Batistuta offered Fiorentina return?

Fiorentina have reportedly offered club legend Gabriel Batistuta a position on their new-look board.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website, new Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has reached out to Batistuta over a return.

The Sky Sport Italia journalist stresses his role has yet to be defined but that it will become clearer over the next few days, with team manager Giancarlo Antognoni acting as a mediator.

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