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Friday March 6 2020
Ribery back in training

Fiorentina have revealed that Franck Ribery has returned to training with the rest of the group to give Beppe Iachini a boost ahead of an tough run-in.

The Viola winger has been out since he injured his ankle against Lecce in November and the issue required surgery in mid-December.

Franck Ribery arrived at the Artemio Franchi from Bayern Munich last summer and after 11 seasons at the Allianz-Arena in Bavaria, he has only played 11 games in Serie A for his new team in Florence.

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Friday February 28 2020
Iachini: 'I never had Ribery...'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini looks forward to having Franck Ribery back in April as he prepares for what could “feel like a training” against Udinese.

The match will be played behind closed doors at the Dacia Arena in Udine and the Viola coach has admitted from previous experience that it takes some of the edge away from the players.

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Monday February 24 2020
Commisso: 'Not here to watch others win'

President Rocco Commisso can’t guarantee that Federico Chiesa will remain at Fiorentina and has claimed that he is not in Italy “to watch others win”.

The American businessman took over Fiorentina last summer and despite showing willingness to invest and aim for big targets in his new project, the billionaire endured a tough start to life as a President in Italian Serie A.

“I have come to learn,” he told DAZN. “I brought Daniele Pradè and reassured [Vincenzo] Montella about his job.

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Saturday February 22 2020
Iachini: 'Fiorentina could've won'

Beppe Iachini maintains Fiorentina “had the opportunities to win” their 1-1 draw with Milan, despite being down to 10 men, and explained his substitutions.

The deadlock was broken by Ante Rebic pouncing on a Martin Caceres error, Dalbert saw red and Erick Pulgar converted a controversial late penalty.

“We had prepared the game to do better earlier, quite frankly, and allowed Milan very few chances, catching them regularly offside.

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Friday February 21 2020
Iachini: 'Ribery out for another month'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini has revealed that the French winger Franck Ribery will still need “a month” to recover from his surgery.

The former Bayern Munich star has been out since late November, after suffering a serious ankle injury against Lecce.

The problem required surgery and Iachini will be careful with their star man and won’t rush him back, but also recognises his value off the pitch.

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Friday February 21 2020
Vlahovic: 'Iachini is a master'

Dusan Vlahovic has revealed that he is willing to “sacrifice” himself for coach Beppe Iachini, who has been important to help his development at Fiorentina.

The Serbian has claimed a spot in the starting line-up of late and has revelled under the faith of his new coach.

After the winter break, the 20-year-old has scored three goals and has appeared seven times for the Viola.

And the youngster is hoping to give back to his coach by taking on board all the “advice” Iachini gives him on the training ground.

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Friday February 21 2020
Iachini: 'The start of a long process'

Beppe Iachini has claimed that Fiorentina are only at “the beginning of our journey” before he praised his old friend Stefano Pioli’s work at Milan.

The Viola host Milan on Saturday and are looking to build on their thumping 5-1 win over Sampdoria last weekend, but Iachini has stressed that his team are in the middle of a “long process” to reach their ultimate objectives.

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Sunday February 16 2020
Iachini: 'Great Fiorentina performance'

Fiorentina boss Beppe Iachini says his side “had a great game” against Sampdoria, and that he had words with striker Dusan Vlahovic after his controversial celebration.

The Viola had been in a bad run of form lately, but cruised to an impressive 5-1 victory against Sampdoria.

Iachini’s side had suffered defeats to Juventus and Atalanta in recent weeks, and the coach says his men gave the best response.

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Sunday February 16 2020
Iachini: 'Fiorentina glass half-full'

Fiorentina coach Beppe Iachini says the “glass is half-full” despite recent results, and that he is relishing the battle against "maestro" Claudio Ranieri.

The Viola travel to Genoa to face Sampdoria, the game kicks off today at 14:00 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

Iachini’s side have lost their last three consecutive games in all competitions, but he prefers to be optimistic over their situation.

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Thursday February 13 2020
Duncan: 'I'm ready to go'

Alfred Duncans hopes to get the chance against Sampdoria this weekend and said he will work hard to claim a spot in Beppe Iachini’s starting line-up.

After four and a half years at the MAPEI Stadium, the Ghana international left Sassuolo for a new adventure in Florence.

He said he is ready to go for his new team and claimed he “can play anywhere” in Iachini’s set-up at the Artemio Franchi.

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