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Wednesday April 10 2019
Fiorentina hit back at Pioli

Fiorentina have hit back at Stefano Pioli following his resignation, branding the Coach ‘incomprehensible and unjustifiable’.

Pioli accused the club of ‘forcing’ him to step down from his position, on the grounds that Fiorentina ‘questioned’ his character, but the club insist it was the 53-year-old who put them in ‘an unexpected and complicated situation’.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
Reports: Montella new Fiorentina Coach

Multiple sources claim Vincenzo Montella has agreed a contract with Fiorentina to June 2020 after Stefano Pioli resigned today.

The Viola are in the Coppa Italia semi-final, but recent poor Serie A results saw the club question Pioli, and he then handed in his resignation.

Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia, Tuttomercatoweb and more all claim Montella has agreed basic terms not just for the rest of the season, but also until June 2020.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
Fiorentina in Montella talks

Vincenzo Montella has reportedly been in contact with Fiorentina to take over from Stefano Pioli rather than wait for Eusebio Di Francesco in June.

Pioli resigned this afternoon when he felt the club no longer had faith in him and wrote an open letter to fans.

Primavera youth team Coach Emiliano Bigica is taking charge of training for the moment and could well be on the bench for the rest of the season.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
Pioli open letter to Fiorentina fans

Stefano Pioli has written an open letter to Fiorentina fans explaining his resignation. “With heavy heart, I am forced to leave because my professional and above all human capabilities were questioned.”

The Coach walked away after feeling the club no longer had faith in him, following a series of poor results culminating in Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to Frosinone.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
OFFICIAL: Pioli resigns from Fiorentina

Fiorentina have announced that Stefano Pioli has resigned as the club’s Coach. “My professional and human qualities have been questioned.”

A statement on the club’s official website confirmed Pioli had stepped down, while his assistant Giacomo Murelli took training ‘normally’ on Tuesday morning.

Explaining his decision to ANSA, the 53-year-old said: “I’ve always assumed my responsibilities.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
Pioli: Truth will come out...

Fiorentina boss Stefano Pioli has promised that ‘you’ll know everything soon’, amidst reports of his resignation.

Fiorentina appeared to back Pioli with a statement on Monday evening, but confirmation of the Coach’s exit is expected imminently.

“You’ll know everything soon. I’ll release statements later,” he told reporters waiting outside his home.

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Tuesday April 9 2019
Reports: Pioli leaves Fiorentina

Stefano Pioli has reportedly resigned from his position as Fiorentina Coach, with Primavera boss Emiliano Bigica set to take over.

Fiorentina released a statement on Monday evening appearing to back Pioli after a poor run of results, but Sky Sport Italia and several other publications claim he has stepped down.

Replacing him until the end of the season will be Bigica, a former Viola player who is currently in charge of their youth team.

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Monday April 8 2019
Fiorentina stick with Pioli

Fiorentina have announced that Stefano Pioli willl be given the chance to get the team ‘back to being what they were: competitive, brave and proud.’

It was initially reported that Pioli had to beat Bologna in Fiorentina’s next game or lose his job, but the Viola appear to be sticking with the Coach for the final two months of the season.

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Monday April 8 2019
Bologna game 'decisive for Pioli'

Stefano Pioli’s future as Fiorentina Coach will reportedly depend on their result against Bologna on Sunday.

A defeat in that game would see Primavera boss Emiliano Bigica replace the 53-year-old after just one win from their last 11 matches, claims Gazzetta dello Sport.

Bigica would take the reins at the Artemio Franchi until the end of the season, while a decision would be made on who would take the job on a permanent basis in the summer.

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Sunday April 7 2019
Fiorentina decision 'in 48 hours'

A statement from Fiorentina hints Coach Stefano Pioli could be fired, as there will be a summit over the next 48 hours.

The Viola have five draws and a defeat in their last six Serie A home games, after today’s shock 1-0 loss to relegation-threatened Frosinone.

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