Whether or not you’re thrilled about it (and we largely are), Gennaro Gattuso is Fiorentina’s new coach. The Viola signed him the day after the season finale, showing that sporting director Daniele Pradè and company had done their homework and were ready to go out and get their guy immediately. It’s the sort of decisive action that you associate with competently-run organizations, and it was very nice to see Fiorentina doing a competence.
That’s only been magnified since, as the Serie A coaching carousel has started spinning faster and faster, scattering passengers and ponies all over the place. To recap, Inter Milan nabbed Simone Inzaghi to replace Antonio Conte, Juventus sacked Andrea Pirlo after just a year and brought back Max Allegri, Napoli are moving for Luciano Spalletti to replace Ringhio, Ivan Jurić blew up at the media on route to Torino, Roberto De Zerbi left Sassuolo for Shakhtar Donetsk, Claudio Ranieri’s done at Sampdoria, Bologna’s Siniša Mihajlović and Spezia’s Vincenzo Italiano have been linked with various jobs, and on and on and on. When the dust settles, Gian Piero Gasperini and Stefano Pioli may be the only returning head coaches in the league next year.
So how should the Viola enjoy themselves as everyone else madly rushes to find a new manager?
This poll is closed
A beach, a hollowed out fruit, a twirly straw, a tiny umbrella.
An afternoon at the tattoo parlor so everyone can match Erick Pulgar’s neck. For bonding purposes, duh.
Full club production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Might as well take the next match off. Maybe a little biscotto, you know what I’m saying? Wait, what? The season ended last week? Huh. Guess we weren’t really paying attention.
Maybe use this time to research and contact players so that um we can see some signings before the last 3 days of the window please maybe please?
Here’s your weekend thread. Stay loose.