Despite a strong finish to last season, Fiorentina recently parted company with manager Vincenzo Montella due to differences in opinion.
Ever since the arrival of Montella, Fiorentina have been on the up. They are now ever closer to reaching the Champions League places on a consistent level. However, all the good work done by Montella is in danger of being taken away by the new management. It is still unclear if Fiorentina will go for an inexperienced coach in their own house or hire an experienced candidate in the form of a manager like Paulo Sousa.
Former Portuguese midfielder Nuno Gomes says that he is very confident that Sousa will be able to succeed exceedingly well at the Italian club. Sousa is currently in charge of Switzerland club FC Basel, who have done extremely well in the Europa league and Champions League games. Basel have especially become a thorn for the English teams, as the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool have suffered disappointing games despite the overwhelming popularity prior to the start of the game. Gomes has stated that Sousa would be a suitable appointment given that he is still young and ambitious.
Fiorentina will be one of the teams taking part in the upcoming International Champions Cup in the United States.“He is young and ambitious, always doing well in every team he coached, especially in Switzerland with Basel.His career has always been in the ascendancy and in Florence it will go even higher. He works so hard and makes football his life.He is an excellent Coach and he’ll do very well at Fiorentina.He’ll do very well,” said Gomes. The Portuguese star is known for his spell with Fiorentina, where he played for two years from 2000 to 2002. During this period, he made more than 50 appearances.