Fiorentina have immediately moved to issue a formal denial after reports Marco Van Basten was due to take over next season.
The rumours started when Sporting Lisbon general manager Pedro Baltazar told the media a surprise scoop.
“Van Basten will never be the Sporting Coach. Why? That's easy: next season Van Basten will be on the Fiorentina bench. He has already been hired.”
However, the Viola very quickly reacted with an official denial in their statement this evening.
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