Fiorentina sack Lachini, bring back Prandelli to the club
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Fiorentina have appointed Cesare Prandelli as their head coach for a second time after the Serie A club sacked Giuseppe Iachini.

Cesare Prandelli returns as Fiorentina head coach, with La Viola simultaneously announcing Giuseppe Iachini’s sacking.

Prandelli previously managed La Viola between 2005 and 2010 before he left to take over from Marcello Lippi as Italy’s national team boss.

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The 63-year-old had been out of management since his contract with Genoa was terminated in June 2019, but he returns to the Artemio Franchi following Iachini’s dismissal.

Iachini was relieved of his duties on Monday after Fiorentina picked up only eight points from their first seven Serie A games this season.

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Giuseppe Lachini (Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso said in a statement: “Unfortunately, the current results require a change of technical guidance.

“We believe that his skills, his professional history and his humanity, recognised and appreciated by the whole world of football, make Prandelli the most suitable person to sit on the Viola bench.

“I shared the management’s choice to focus on Prandelli as the new coach, considering him the ideal candidate for his experience and his maximum motivation to return to work for us.”

Fiorentina did not confirm the length of Prandelli’s contract, which will likely be revealed when he is presented to the media on Tuesday.

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