According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Fiorentina have decided that Paulo Sousa will stay on as Coach next season but will not be given control over the club’s policy in the transfer market.
Repeatedly linked with an exit this summer after just one year in charge, the former Portugal midfielder now reportedly has been told by the Della Valle family who own La Viola that they intend to improve the squad for next term.
The pink sports daily goes on to say that the club hierarchy will not undergo any other changes however, and that Sousa must continue to respect that Sporting Director Daniele Prade retains final say on any new signings.
La Gazzetta further states that another round of talks could begin in the event that the Coach is unhappy with that arrangement so this story could continue well into the off-season.
There was good news elsewhere for Fiorentina as the brother and agent of Mauro Zarate told FirenzeViola.it that the Argentinean will definitely remain at the Stadio Artemio Franchi next term.
"Mauro is really happy in Florence, he’s taking advantage of all the opportunities he’s given and hasn’t taken much time to fit into a tight-knit squad like Fiorentina," Rolando Zarate said. "Without doubt Mauro will be in Florence next season and I’ll tell you something else; next year will be a great season for Mauro with Fiorentina, it’ll be his consecration on the river Arno!"