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Friday Poll: Which Fiorentina manager has the most iconic accessory?

The past decade has seen every Viola mister with at least one trademark fashion item, and we want to figure out whose is the best.

Football Serie A Woman Roma-Fiorentina
For real, though, it’s Cincotta’s glasses.
Photo by Massimo Insabato/Archivio Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Fiorentina have enjoyed an uneven decade since Cesare Prandelli and his puffy coat were last in charge. The highs of the Three Tenors period are well balanced by the lows of, say, Delio Rossi punching Adem Ljajić or a last-day relegation scrap. Mirroring those peaks and valleys have been the managers leading the team: Siniša Mihajlović, Delio Rossi, Vincenzo Guerini, Vincenzo Montella, Paulo Sousa, Stefano Pioli, and Giuseppe Iachini. These are seven very different managers, but they share at least one thing in common: they all had at least one trademark accessory.

Mihajlović boasted the puffiest of scarves.

AC Cesena v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A
Handlinger (yes, it’s a deep cut)?
Photo by Gabriele Guerra / Iguana Press/Getty Images

Rossi always wore the long coat, although you might’ve thought that a glove with which to slap his opponents was more appropriate.

ACF Fiorentina v US Lecce - Serie A
Probably hiding a brace of pistols under there.
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Guerini is the only undefeated manager in club history, as far as I can tell (a win against Lecce and a draw against Cagliar to finish out the season after Rossi was sacked), and I attribute it all to his swashbuckling facial hair.

ACF Fiorentina v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A
The world’s friendliest buccaneer.
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Montella’s choice in rain gear was otherworldly.

Catalog, like Guerini, is unbeaten.

Sousa’s whole vibe was “tennis pro who started dating your mom a bit too soon after the divorce and seems maybe a little bit too cool,” and nothing summed that up better than the tight, tight trousers.

ACF Fiorentina v Atalanta BC - Serie A
Must have been sewn into those things.
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Stefano Pioli, on the other hand, was a big fan of the purple turtleneck under an all-black suit that made him look like a John Wick villain, not least because he always had at least one Piolus matching him.

ACF Fiorentina v UC Sampdoria - Serie A
With a f***ing pencil.
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

And Iachini, of course, had the baseball cap, although unlike the others, his was to combat a physical disability: with very sensitive eyes, bright and direct light rendered him unable to see very well.

AS Roma v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A
Could we have maybe found him a better-fitting hat, though?
Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images


Which of these seven had the best fashion accessory?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Mihajlović and his scarf
    (7 votes)
  • 6%
    Rossi and his trenchcoat
    (7 votes)
  • 7%
    Guerini and his pirate mustache-beard
    (8 votes)
  • 12%
    Montella and his hat-ish thing
    (13 votes)
  • 14%
    Sousa and his pants
    (15 votes)
  • 38%
    Pioli and his turtleneck
    (41 votes)
  • 14%
    Iachini and his cap
    (15 votes)
106 votes total Vote Now

Here’s your weekend thread. Stay loose.