The Viola have presented their new coach.
He comes as a replacement for flop Montella.
Struggling Serie A side Fiorentina named Giuseppe Iachini, a seasoned professional well-known on the Italian coaching circuit, as their new manager on Monday to replace Vincenzo Montella, who was fired at the weekend. The 55-year-old old has led four different clubs out of Serie B into the top flight, although he has never coached any of Italy’s biggest clubs or won a major title.
Montella, who was in charge for eight months, was sacked on Saturday after a 4-1 home defeat by AS Roma which extended Fiorentina’s winless run to seven matches and left them 15th in Serie A with 17 points, three clear of the relegation zone.
ACF Fiorentina comunica che Giuseppe Iachini è il nuovo allenatore della Prima Squadra viola ✍️
— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) December 23, 2019
“The current situation in the table forced us to change the coach,” said Rocco Commisso, the club’s billionaire U.S.-born owner. “We chose Iachini because he is a great man, linked to Florence and Fiorentina. Now we have to stick together and get back on the right track as soon as possible”, he was quoted as saying at the official website. Iachini won promotion to Serie A with Chievo in 2008, Brescia in 2010, Sampdoria in 2012 and Palermo in 2014 and has also coached Venezia, Cesena, Vicenza, Piacenza, Siena, Udinese and Sassuolo.
He has also experienced the downside of Italian football and suffered several sackings, most recently by Empoli in March after four months in charge. He was fired twice in four months by Palermo in the 2015-16 season, the second time after three weeks.