Fiorentina Hire Lazio Target Gennaro Gattuso as Their New Head Coach

Fiorentina have hired Lazio target Gennaro Gattuso as their new head coach.

As seen in an official announcement by the Viola earlier today, the 43-year-old Italian coach has reached a full agreement with the Florence-based club and will be signing a contract later today to take over as their new head coach.

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This comes at a bad time for Lazio president Claudio Lotito. The Italian businessman had identified the former Napoli coach as his top choice to replace Simone Inzaghi, should the 45-year-old Italian leave the club as a result of tomorrow’s meeting.

Lotito will now have to find alternative options in the eventuality that Inzaghi fails to sign a contract renewal with the club.

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Current alternatives include Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic and Porto coach Sergio Conceicao, who has also been linked with a move to Napoli.

Fiorentina finished the Serie A season in 13th place, having picked up only 40 points from 38 matches.

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