Fiorentina sit in 14th place with 31 points, just 6 above Lecce in the final relegation place and 11 back of a Europa League spot. With a new owner, we all had high hopes indeed for this team, but terrible coaching torpedoed the group at the start of the season, leading to Vincenzo Montella’s sacking and the appointment of Giuseppe Iachini.
Iachini has, to his credit, steadied the ship considerably, but he’s hardly sent the Viola rocketing up the standings—in fact, they’ve improved by all of one spot since he took over in December—and it’s increasingly likely that he’ll be gone when Serie A wraps up. Combined with the likely departures of several notable players; the need to integrate guys like Christian Kouamé, Riccardo Sottil, Patrick Cutrone, and Igor into the first squad; and the general weirdness of soccer during the coronavirus, it’s about as strange an 11 fixtures as you’re likely to find.
Given how unpredictable everything is now, what should Fiorentina be aiming to achieve this year?
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Avoid relegation at any and all costs, including the development younger players, because going down would scupper every single positive thing that’s happened for the club this year.
Use a mix of veterans and youngsters to keep everyone fresh, minimize the risk of injury, and evaluate strengths and needs for next year.
Try to implement a more attacking, free-flowing philosophy to convince the fans, prospective coaches, and players that this could be a fun team.
Just give the ball to Fede, Tanino, and Franck to entertain people, regardless of the results.
Here’s your weekend thread. Stay loose, yall.