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Tuesday December 24 2019
Fiorentina in for Politano?

New Fiorentina coach Giuseppe Iachini has reportedly put Inter midfielder Matteo Politano at the top of his list of targets in January.

The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Viola coach has requested sporting director Daniele Prade to contact Inter about Politano’s situation at San Siro.

After replacing Vincenzo Montella in charge of the club placed 15th in Serie A, the 55-year-old has allegedly already started planning for a busy January.

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NEWS
Tuesday December 24 2019
Fiorentina closing in on Cutrone?

Sporting director Daniele Prade has already been in England, reportedly hoping to bring Wolverhampton forward Patrick Cutrone to Fiorentina on a loan deal.

Tuttosport claims that the Viola director has been in touch with Wolverhampton to open discussions about a possible return to Serie A for the 21-year-old.

The newspaper claims that Torino will be ready to fight for his signature and both clubs are looking to bring him on loan for the remainder of the season, with an option to buy next summer.

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NEWS
Monday December 23 2019
Official: Iachini new Fiorentina boss

Fiorentina have officially named former Sassuolo and Sampdoria boss Beppe Iachini as their new coach.

Iachini takes over from Vincenzo Montella, who was sacked following Fiorentina’s 4-1 defeat to Roma on Friday night.

“I would like to thank Vincenzo Montella for the commitment and professionalism he showed during his time at the club,” owner Rocco Commisso told the club’s official website.

“Unfortunately, our current league position forced us to make a change.

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NEWS
Sunday December 22 2019
Fiorentina set for Iachini talks

Fiorentina are expected to meet with Beppe Iachini today, while Roberto Donadoni, Gigi Di Biagio and Cesare Prandelli are also options awaiting Luciano Spalletti next summer.

Vincenzo Montella was officially fired on Saturday after picking up one point from the last six Serie A rounds, culminating in a 4-1 home defeat to Roma.

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Sunday December 22 2019
De Zerbi: '4-2-3-1 ideal for Sassuolo'

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi believes that changing the formation to a 4-2-3-1 was the turning point. “In the first few months of the season I was in trouble.”

They host Rino Gattuso's Napoli in the final Serie A game of 2019 at 19:45 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

The Neroverdi had a difficult start to the season, losing six of their first nine league games, but De Zerbi says the turning point came against Fiorentina.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Politano-Llorente swap talks

Inter and Napoli are in negotiations to swap Fernando Llorente with Matteo Politano for six months, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The Nerazzurri have a huge squad crisis for today’s Serie A match with Genoa, but Antonio Conte preferred to give 17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito his first start rather than field Politano.

It seems as if the former Sassuolo winger has fallen a long way down the pecking order and could move on in January.

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NEWS
Saturday December 21 2019
Montella: 'Not just my mistakes'

Vincenzo Montella wrote an open letter following his Fiorentina dismissal. “Mistakes were made, not just by us. It was clearly meant to be a transitional season, but it’s right that I act as lightning rod.”

The coach was sacked today after a 4-1 home defeat to Roma, as the Viola have only four wins, five draws and eight defeats in Serie A this term.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Official: Fiorentina fire Montella

Fiorentina have sacked Vincenzo Montella after last night’s 4-1 home defeat to Roma, but will wait before appointing a replacement.

The decision was somewhat inevitable, as since returning to the Stadio Franchi on April 10, Montella has lost 13 of his total 24 Serie A games in charge.

He amassed only 19 points out of an available 72, including one point in the last six rounds, earned with a stoppage-time equaliser against Inter last week.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Fiorentina seek Montella replacement

Fiorentina have decided to sack Vincenzo Montella, with Luciano Spalletti the ideal replacement, but Beppe Iachini or Gigi Di Biagio are more likely.

The Viola practically dismissed their coach last night following a 4-1 home defeat to Roma, leaving them with one point from the last six Serie A rounds.

Since returning to the Fiorentina bench in April, Montella had 27 competitive matches in charge, managing just six wins, seven draws and 14 defeats.

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BLOG ITALIA
Friday December 20 2019
Viola lagging behind Roma

Roma proved they are at a far more advanced stage of their American project in every sense compared to Fiorentina, writes Giancarlo Rinaldi.

When Italy sent its sons and daughters overseas, it could hardly have dreamed of nights like these: two of Serie A’s most famous sides going head to head under the ownership of those who ended up in the States to seek their fortune. It will be James Pallotta who enjoys bragging rights over Rocco Commisso the next time they meet at some country club.

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