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Friday September 23 2016
Montella ‘lacked respect for Viola’

Milan boss Vincenzo Montella has been accused of ‘lacking respect’ during his time at Fiorentina.

The 42-year-old’s three-year Viola reign came to an end in 2015 after he led the club to a trio of fourth place Serie A finishes.

However, despite his time in Florence being widely viewed as a success, director Paolo Panerai hit out at the former Coach on Friday.

“Montella had a lot of ideas but not very much respect for the club while he was here,” the official is quoted as saying by Firenzeviola.it.

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Monday September 19 2016
Montella: ‘Be quiet, Raiola!’

Vincenzo Montella has told super-agent Mino Raiola to be quiet over comments made about Gigi Donnarumma.

The young Milan goalkeeper has been hugely impressive for the Rossoneri and looks set to be offered a new contract at the club.

However, his agent Raiola stated in an interview that his client deserved to be richly rewarded financially by the San Siro club, otherwise ‘what jewel is he?’

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Friday September 16 2016
Montella: ‘Everything under control’

Vincenzo Montella insists he left Carlos Bacca on the bench against Sampdoria purely as part of squad rotation.

The 30-year-old forward scored the winner after replacing Gianluca Lapadula just after the hour mark, with reports in Italian media having suggested the Colombian had fallen out with the Rossoneri Coach.

“Bacca? Everything was under control,” Montella told Mediaset following victory at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

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Friday September 16 2016
Bacca ‘respects’ Montella decision

Carlos Bacca respects Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella’s decision to leave him on the bench against Sampdoria.

The 30-year-old eventually replaced Gianluca Lapadula and scored an 85th minute winner to give the Rossoneri victory at the Luigi Ferraris.

“I always look to be on the pitch, but I am a professional and I respect the Coach’s decision,” Bacca said post-match.

“I work for this, to be on the pitch. I thank God that I came on and scored the goal. I need to do my talking on the pitch.”

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Friday August 5 2016
Montella pays Berlusconi tribute

Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella has thanked Silvio Berlusconi for everything he has done as Rossoneri President.

It was announced on Friday that the 79-year-old is selling the club to a Chinese consortium after 30 years in charge at San Siro.

Speaking to journalists at Malpensa airport after returning from Milan’s pre-season tour of the United States, the tactician also admitted that he didn’t know much about the Rossoneri’s new owners.

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Sunday July 31 2016
Bacca in, De Sciglio out?

Corriere dello Sport speculates that Milan are considering selling Mattia De Sciglio in order to keep Carlos Bacca.

The Colombian forward scored 18 Serie A goals for the Rossoneri last season and has been linked with a move to the likes of Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham over the course of the summer.

However, the Italian daily now claim that the San Siro club will try to hang on to the 29-year-old at the expense of defender De Sciglio.

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Sunday July 31 2016
‘Milan at start of journey’

Vincenzo Montella is not disappointed with his Milan players following their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.

The new Rossoneri Coach watched his side lose their second pre-season friendly, having triumphed on penalties over Bayern Munich in their first.

Speaking post-match, the former Fiorentina boss said he could not fault the effort of his charges, adding that they are only ‘at the start of the journey.’

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Sunday July 31 2016
Montella ‘not worried’ over transfers

Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella is not concerned by the possibility of missing out on transfer targets.

It is reported that Silvio Berlusconi’s attempts to sell the Rossoneri to a Chinese consortium face further delays, thwarting the tactician’s attempts to bring in reinforcements for his squad.

However, speaking in the wake of his team’s 2-0 pre-season friendly defeat to Liverpool, the San Siro boss said he would be wasting time dwelling on matters that are beyond his control.

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Thursday July 28 2016
Ancelotti praise for Montella

Carlo Ancelotti has praised Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella for the job he is doing at San Siro.

The former Rossoneri boss recently took charge of German champions Bayern Munich, with the two teams sharing a 3-3 pre-season friendly draw at Soldier Field last night.

The Serie A side won the resulting penalty shoot-out and, speaking after the match, Ancelotti was impressed by his opposition.

“I think Milan played well,” the ex-Real Madrid tactician told reporters. “They showed good organisation both in defence and attack.

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Tuesday July 26 2016
Poli praises Coach Montella

Milan’s Andrea Poli has praised new Rossoneri Coach Vincenzo Montella, describing him as ‘demanding’ and ‘hard-working.’

The 26-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move away from San Siro this summer but it is said that his new boss wishes to maintain his services.

“With him even in training we are enjoying ourselves, because his philosophy is to dictate the game, and when you dictate the game you have fun!” Poli told reporters.

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