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Friday November 6 2020
Iachini expects 'commitment' from Viola

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini confirmed German Pezzella is out and said the pressure on him is ‘part of the game’ ahead of the match against Parma.

The Viola travel to the Ennio Tardini without the veteran winger, who tested positive for coronavirus, and Iachini said the former Napoli attacker was close ‘to reach his best levels’.

“I’m sorry for Jose, we had been working well for a few weeks and his condition was improving,” Iachini said at a press conference.

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Friday November 6 2020
Fiorentina: Prandelli to replace Iachini?

Giuseppe Iachini could be sacked by Fiorentina regardless of the result against Parma with Cesare Prandelli who would be appointed as interim coach, reports La Nazione.

La Viola could decide to sack their manager this weekend regardless of the result of their away game against Parma.

Fiorentina have lost three of their opening six Serie A games this season and sit 11th in the table with only six points.

Cesare Prandelli is reported to be in pole position for the Fiorentina job, should Iachini be sacked.

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Tuesday November 3 2020
Sarri and Mazzarri among Viola options

There are reports Beppe Iachini will be fired by Fiorentina, with options including Maurizio Sarri, Walter Mazzarri or even the return of Vincenzo Montella.

The Viola have struggled so far this season with two wins, a draw and three defeats.

According to Calciomercato.com, Iachini could well be axed regardless of the result against Parma this weekend.

The hot favourite to take over is Sarri, who lives near Florence and would relish working with Jose Callejon again after his time at Napoli.

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Sunday November 1 2020
Iachini: 'Roma goal changed game'

Beppe Iachini explains why Fiorentina’s tactical plan was ruined by an early Roma goal in the 2-0 defeat. ‘We got intimidated and that must not happen.’

The Viola had started brightly at the Stadio Olimpico with several chances, but after Leonardo Spinazzola’s goal against the run of play, never really recovered.

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Saturday October 31 2020
Iachini: 'Callejon striker against Roma'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini suggests using Franck Ribery and Jose Callejon together upfront against Roma. ‘If Dries Mertens can make such an impact moving from winger to centre-forward…’

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“I am evaluating different solutions for the attack, including a ‘lighter’ front pairing of Franck Ribery and Jose Callejon,” confirmed the coach in his press conference.

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Thursday October 29 2020
Sarri ends Juventus deal for Fiorentina?

Maurizio Sarri has reportedly agreed to terminate his contract with Juventus by mutual consent, freeing him up to take the Fiorentina job.

The coach was fired in August, despite winning the Scudetto in his only season at the helm, and is still under contract with the Bianconeri.

He had initially refused to negotiate an exit by mutual consent, forcing Juve to continue paying his salary.

According to Tuttosport and Sky Sport Italia, there has been a breakthrough now and tomorrow the termination could be made official.

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Monday October 26 2020
Commisso: 'Fiorentina are doing well'

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso said he will replace Beppe Iachini ‘when the teams below us send their coaches away first’.

The Viola patron believes Iachini has done well but admitted he didn’t enjoy the matches against Sampdoria and Spezia.

But Iachini’s men bounced back with a 3-2 win over Udinese on Sunday and Commisso har issued further support for the pressured coach.

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Monday October 26 2020
Fiorentina: Pezzella out with sprained ankle

Fiorentina have announced captain German Pezzella will need further tests, as Pol Lirola has injured his ankle and Franck Ribery is out with a muscle strain.

The Viola beat Udinese 3-2 on Sunday, but the Argentine captain was forced off during the first half of the match ‘due to a sprained right ankle’.

“The players condition will be assessed over the next few days,” Fiorentina said about the centre-back in a statement published on their official website.

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Sunday October 25 2020
Iachini: 'Working with Castrovilli'

Beppe Iachini reveals Fiorentina have been ‘working with Gaetano Castrovilli to make him more effective in front of goal’ after a brace against Udinese.

The Viola ended their negative streak of results with a 3-2 victory, but it was very hard work in the final stages, as Castrovilli’s career first brace and a Nikola Milenkovic header proved decisive.

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Saturday October 24 2020
Iachini: 'Fiorentina strong in heart and mind'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini asks his team to be ‘strong in heart and mind’ against Udinese to speed up their progress as much as possible.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“The squad is fully involved in our work and the new arrivals are settling in gradually, but it’s going to be a long season and we have what it takes to do well,” the coach told the official Fiorentina website.

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