FLORENCE – After the heavy defeat against Roma, the fifth in the last six games, Fiorentina has decided to exonerate Vincenzo Montella . One of Iachini (on pole), Di Biagio and Prandelli should arrive in his place. Montella did not accept the exemption and vented with this long post published on Instagram: "I wanted footballers made, not just young people with good hopes …".
“There would be many things to say, but I prefer to look ahead and tell my mood, my displeasure.
Florence and the Florentines deserve something more. From everyone. There is no doubt. And it will be a square, a fan, a people that will remain forever in my heart.
Mistakes have been made. From me, from my staff, from those who take the field. But probably not only here.
I would have liked a team of football players made, mixed with talented young people. But the indication was to focus on 'our' young people and expert footballers. And perhaps precisely in light of this, nobody has ever asked me for anything, nobody has ever set a seasonal target: neither the property nor the managers.
That it was a year of transition was clear. And in these vintages there are beautiful and less beautiful moments, which must be tackled together. We were waiting for January to review the squad, insert some players and raise the level of competitiveness.
Problem analysis was common and shared. Because apart from me the problem was and probably is.
I would be a liar if I said that I don't mind leaving halfway, because I am convinced that with some corrections, in the second round, we would have done better. This is demonstrated by the performance of the team when fully booked.
I thank my staff, I thank those who work behind the scenes, but above all I thank my players, who followed me from start to finish and giving me everything they had. Real men, from the smallest to the largest.
The regret remains, but also the gratitude towards those who believed in me and gave me the opportunity to sit on the Fiorentina bench.
I wish the best to my successor, to the President Commisso, an extraordinary man, to Joe Barone, always available, loyal and in love with Fiorentina, and to the rest of the managers.
Today it is right for me to pay, to act as a lightning rod. And that's okay. I have broad shoulders.
For the rest I am sure that I will get up once again. As I've always been a footballer, a coach, a man.
Meanwhile THANK YOU @acffiorentina. I will always be on your side . Vincenzo Montella ".
Source: Blitz Quotidiano