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Tuesday January 8 2019
Empoli hopeful over midfield trio

Beppe Iachini ‘doesn’t think’ Rade Krunic, Ismael Bennacer or Hamed Traore will leave Empoli this month but backs them to ‘play for big clubs’ one day.

The trio helped Empoli end the first half of the season three points clear of the Serie A relegation zone in their debut campaigns as top-flight players, naturally fuelling speculation that bigger sides could snap them up.

Nonetheless, their Coach told Corriere dello Sport: “Krunic, Bennacer and Traore are having good seasons.

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Sunday December 16 2018
Iachini: 'Fiorentina did better'

Coach Beppe Iachini admits "Fiorentina did better" in the Tuscan derby, but sees Empoli's eventual 3-1 defeat as "part of a growth process.”

The Azzurri took the lead in the first half with a tap-in by Rade Krunic, but were eventually demolished 3-1 by an aggressive Viola side.

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Sunday December 16 2018
Pioli: 'Fiorentina must step up'

Stefano Pioli urges Fiorentina to “step up” ahead of the Tuscan Derby with Empoli and is confident Giovanni Simeone is back to his old self.

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Viola are hungry for results, having not won a game since late September, managing six draws and two defeats.

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Sunday December 9 2018
Iachini credits experience for Empoli

Empoli Coach Beppe Iachini says "hard work and experience" gave them victory against Bologna, but the "youngest midfield in Serie A" can still improve.

The Azzurri confirmed their excellent moment of form after managing to hold on to a lead against the Rossoblu, winning by a final score of 2-1.

“There's no cheap trick here, only hard work on the pitch supported by my experience,” Iachini told Radio Rai after 10 points from four rounds.

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Saturday December 1 2018
Iachini: 'Empoli stopped playing'

Giuseppe Iachini told off Empoli for fumbling a 2-1 lead against 10-man SPAL. “We stopped playing for five minutes.”

The Tuscans were on the verge of a third consecutive victory, fighting back to lead 2-1 at the Stadio Mazza, but SPAL snatched a point through Jasmin Kurtic’s brace of headers.

“There are regrets, because the lads put in a great performance, we created so much and allowed very little,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday November 25 2018
Iachini: 'Right Empoli mentality'

Empoli Coach Beppe Iachini congratulated his team for the comeback to beat Atalanta 3-2. “We need this mentality to succeed in the top flight.”

Antonino La Gumina was signed from Palermo over the summer by previous Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli, but Iachini has now won two in a row on the Tuscan bench.

“La Gumina made his Serie A debut with me at Palermo, so I already knew him well, as I’d spotted him in the youth academy,” Iachini told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday November 11 2018
Iachini wins on Empoli debut

Giuseppe Iachini won on his Empoli debut, but Udinese missed a penalty and had many more scoring opportunities on their way to another defeat.

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Sunday November 11 2018
Iachini: 'Empoli can't just be pretty'

Beppe Iachini makes his debut on the Empoli bench in a relegation dogfight with fellow strugglers Udinese. “We can’t just be pretty to watch.”

It kicks off at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Coach was drafted in somewhat surprisingly this week after the dismissal of Aurelio Andreazzoli, who had masterminded their promotion as Serie B title winners.

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Tuesday October 16 2018
Iachini: 'Italy build on Chiesa and Barella'

Former Sassuolo Coach Beppe Iachini trusts Italy can “build a new era” on talents like Federico Chiesa and Nicolò Barella.

The Azzurri secured their Nations League A status with a last-gasp victory in Poland on Sunday night thanks to Fiorentina full-back Cristiano Biraghi.

“Roberto Mancini’s project with the Nazionale is starting to take shape and the team plays good football,” Iachini told RMC Sport Radio.

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Tuesday October 9 2018

Ventura set for Chievo

Giampiero Ventura has reportedly accepted an offer to become Chievo Coach, so his appointment should be confirmed later today.

The former Italy CT has been out of work since the Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and he became something of a national pariah after refusing to resign in the aftermath.

The Flying Donkeys have managed just two draws from their eight games so far this season, and still sit on negative points after a three point deduction for financial irregularities.

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