The appointment of Cesare Prandelli, who will return to Artemio Franchi to succeed Beppe Iachini, was confirmed by Fiorentina.
“ACF Fiorentina announces that Cesare Prandelli has replaced Giuseppe Iachini as the head coach of the team,” Fiorentina’s official statement reads.
During the last season, Beppe Iachini had to navigate a particularly difficult situation and, in a somewhat complicated general sense, succeeded in improving the fate of the team by finishing tenth in the championship.
“Unfortunately, the club decides that the best approach is to fire the current coach, after a thorough and scrupulous review of the start of this new season and the results obtained to date.
The President and the entire Viola Board would like to express their appreciation to Beppe Iachini and all his staff for the loyalty and professionalism they have shown since their arrival and wish him the greatest professional success in his career.
“Cesare Prandelli was elected as his replacement by the Viola Club. Born in Orzinuovi on 19 August 1957, Prandelli has already inextricably related his coaching career to the purple colors, leading Fiorentina from 2005 to 2010, a time during which he qualified for the Champions League twice and reached the UEFA cup semi-finals.
Prandelli then coached the Italian national team which, in 2012, took him to the EURO final.
“Tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the new Viola coach will direct his first training session at the Centro Sportivo Davide Astori.”
Rocco Commisso, President of Fiorentina, said Cesare Prandelli was the ‘best choice for the role of Fiorentina.’