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Sunday April 7 2019
Antognoni: 'Chiesa future difficult to predict'

Fiorentina director Giancarlo Antognoni hopes Federico Chiesa “can remain, but it’s difficult to make predictions now.”

The Viola host Fiorentina at 11.30 UK time (10.30 GMT), follow the action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

Chiesa is back in the starting XI, but there are reports of a bidding war between Juventus, Inter, Napoli, PSG, Manchester United and more.

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Monday April 1 2019
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Friday March 1 2019
Antognoni: 'Chiesa a young Bale'

Fiorentina director and club legend Giancarlo Antognoni has called Federico Chiesa “a young Gareth Bale who drives you crazy.”

The winger is only 21 years old, but has already notched up 100 competitive games in a Viola jersey, along with 11 senior Italy caps.

“The truth is that Chiesa is a European level player, not one traditionally associated with Italians,” Antognoni told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Wednesday February 27 2019
Antognoni: 'I won the Coppa Italia'

Giancarlo Antognoni was in the Fiorentina squad that won the Coppa Italia as a player and “I hope to do it as a director too.”

The first leg of the semi-final with Atalanta kicks off at the Stadio Artemio Franchi at 20.00 GMT.

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“I won this trophy as a player, now I hope to do it as a director too,” the former midfielder told Rai Sport.

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Saturday February 9 2019
Antognoni: 'Contain Napoli attack'

Fiorentina club manager Giancarlo Antognoni hopes the makeshift defence can contain a “fearsome Napoli front line.”

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“We’re a bit strapped for options in defence, as we are missing three important players. The replacements will give their contribution, even if Napoli have a fearsome front line,” the club manager told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday February 3 2019
Fiorentina: 'Astori always with us'

Fiorentina director Giancarlo Antognoni and Coach Stefano Pioli remember Davide Astori on their return to Udine. “He is always with us.”

On March 4, 2018, the Viola captain did not wake up in his hotel room the morning of the Serie A game against Udinese.

“The trip to Udinese will never be like the other games,” confessed director Antognoni on Sky Sport Italia.

“Having said that, Davide is always with us and we will always remember him, no matter where we are.”

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Friday November 30 2018
Della Valle visits Fiorentina training

Fiorentina co-owner Andrea Della Valle visited the training ground ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Juventus.

The Viola face the league leaders tomorrow evening, in what is a huge match for people of the city, who see Juve as their most hated rival.

Today the patron visited the team at the training ground, along with President Mario Cognigni and director general Pantaleo Corvino.

Also present was club manager Giancarlo Antognoni, who is a Fiorentina legend with over 400 appearances.

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Wednesday September 26 2018
Antognoni: Never seen a penalty like it

Fiorentina legend Giancarlo Antognoni fumed he had ‘never seen a penalty given’ like the one awarded to Inter on Tuesday.

Inter beat Fiorentina 2-1 courtesy of a controversial penalty, which Viola boss Stefano Pioli contested as Vitor Hugo ‘does nothing to go looking for the ball’.

“Chiesa showed he was a great player,” team manager Antognoni told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday June 13 2018
‘Chiesa staying at Fiorentina’

Fiorentina club manager Giancarlo Antognoni assures offers for Federico Chiesa “will be returned to sender”.

Inter and Napoli are both believed to be keen to sign the winger this summer, with the Nerazzurri reportedly seeing a bid of €45m plus Yann Karamoh rejected.

“If the owner says he’ll stay then I don’t see any problems for his future,” club legend Antognoni told reporters after the Pitte Imagine event today.

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Thursday April 19 2018
Antognoni sees Viola in Europe

Fiorentina director Giancarlo Antognoni believes they can qualify for Europe and assures they’ll “try to keep our best players.”

The Viola were beaten in a 4-3 thriller by Lazio last night, but remain only three points adrift of Milan in sixth place.

“Of course it was disappointing to emerge empty-handed from a game like that, but we’re on the right track and if we continue like that, we can achieve an unexpected result like a place in Europe,” club manager Antognoni told Salotto Viola.

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