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.
Rossi always wore the long coat, although you might’ve thought that a glove with which to slap his opponents was more appropriate.
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.
Montella’s choice in rain gear was otherworldly.
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.
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.
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.
Which of these seven had the best fashion accessory?
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Mihajlović and his scarf
Rossi and his trenchcoat
Guerini and his pirate mustache-beard
Montella and his hat-ish thing
Sousa and his pants
Pioli and his turtleneck
Iachini and his cap
Here’s your weekend thread. Stay loose.