NEWS
Monday January 6 2020
Lirola: 'It's a shame'

Pol Lirola admitted Fiorentina “made a mistake” when they dropped two points in stoppage time against Bologna and claimed it's "useless to look for excuses".

The Spanish defender was participating in both ends during Beppe Iachini’s first game in charge of the Viola.

It looked like it was going to end in a win for Fiorentina after Marco Benassi had volleyed home the opening goal, before Riccardo Orsolini grabbed a late equaliser and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

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Monday January 6 2020
Iachini: 'Right attitude'

Beppe Iachini said his players “need to be more careful” after suffering a late 1-1 draw against Bologna, but claimed Fiorentina had “the right attitude”.

Riccardo Orsolini grabbed a point for the home side, when he equalised Marco Benassi’s opening volley in stoppage-time and stopped Iachini from winning his first game in charge of Fiorentina.

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NEWS
Monday January 6 2020
Bologna ruin Iachini debut

Beppe Iachini’s Fiorentina debut was ruined by a Bologna stoppage-time equaliser, as Marco Benassi and Riccardo Orsolini scored two sensational goals.

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NEWS
Sunday January 5 2020
Iachini: 'No magic wand'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini has claimed Federico Chiesa will “soon” be back to his best but pointed out he doesn’t have a “magic wand”.

The new coach said he was pleased with the Italy international and revealed Chiesa had shown him “how much he cares” during his first weeks as the Viola coach.

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Saturday January 4 2020
Chiesa: 'Italy Euro 2020 contenders'

Federico Chiesa sees France and Portugal as the main rivals for Italy at Euro 2020 and described the importance of tactics for new Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini.

The Azzurri qualified with a 100 per cent record of 10 wins out of 10 and will face Turkey, Switzerland and Wales in the group stage of the tournament proper.

“I feel we are a very strong side, plus the coach Roberto Mancini taught us a lot in the last few years. He showed us how to play, keeping a lot of possession, a lot of intensity,” Chiesa told the official Fiorentina site.

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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 29 2019
Rui Costa: 'Fiorentina & Milan fine'

Rui Costa believes former clubs Fiorentina and Milan will still achieve objectives this season and is delighted with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to San Siro.

Rui Costa played alongside Stefano Pioli at Fiorentina in the 1990s, and he is confident the Milan boss has what it takes to guide the Rossoneri back into Europe.

“I love Stefano and owe him a lot," the Portugal icon told Corriere dello Sport.

“The year I arrived in Florence, everything was completely new to me and I went to live above him.

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Saturday December 28 2019
Iachini: 'Restore Fiorentina pride'

Beppe Iachini assured he is the right man to turn Fiorentina's season around and is already working with Federico Chiesa, who gave up vacation time for the new coach.

The former Sassuolo and Empoli boss was given the job after Vincenzo Montella’s dismissal and takes over a Viola side that is only three points clear of the relegation zone.

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Saturday December 28 2019
Fiorentina: 'Montella had to go'

Fiorentina directors Joe Barone and Daniele Pradè explain why Vincenzo Montella was sacked to bring in Beppe Iachini. “It was a difficult, but necessary choice.”

The Viola held a press conference this afternoon to present their new tactician.

“Fiorentina want to thank Montella for his hard work. It was a difficult decision, but a necessary one,” said Barone.

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Saturday December 28 2019
Fiorentina seek attacking options

Fiorentina are seeking a change of striking options under new coach Beppe Iachini, with Diego Farias, Matteo Politano and Domenico Berardi all linked.

The Viola sacked Vincenzo Montella after a poor run of results over the last two months and have brought in former Sassuolo and Empoli boss Iachini to steady the ship.

Il Corriere dello Sport report that Iachini wants new attacking options, as Fiorentina struggled to convert chances under Montella.

The Rome daily suggests that Iachini would like one of Farias, Politano or Berardi.

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