Cesare Prandelli resigned as Fiorentina coach on Tuesday, two days after the 2-3 loss at home against Milan in Serie A, the Tuscan team reported in an official note.
“Fiorentina reports that, this Tuesday, coach Cesare Prandelli presented his resignation to the board of directors. The club ‘violates’, with great disgust, has accepted the coach’s request, I understand his motivations, which go beyond football,” he said. read in the Fiorentina statement.
Prandelli, former Valencia coach and Euro 2012 finalist at the helm of the Italian national team, had not appeared before the media at the end of the last league match and formalized his voluntary departure from the club on Tuesday. Speaking after his decision, he said: “I am aware that my coaching career may end here, but I do not regret it. I do not recognize myself in this world, it is going faster than I thought. The time has come to stop stopping and find myself. “
He had taken the reins of Fiorentina on November 9, replacing Giuseppe Iachini, opening a new stage in Florence after the period between 2005 and 2010, when he obtained two qualifications to the Champions League and led the team to the semifinals of the UEFA Cup.
This morning, a letter was known where the coach poured more concepts: “My decision is dictated by the respect I owe to the club and the fans. I came here to give 100%, but as soon as I had the feeling that this no longer It was possible, for the good of all I decided to take a step back. Football has changed and I can’t find myself. “
Lettera di Cesare Prandelli.#Fiorentina
– ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) March 23, 2021
Fiorentina has added four points in the last five games and occupies the fourteenth position in Serie A, with a margin of seven points above the relegation zone.
The Florentine team has not communicated the name of Prandelli’s replacement, but according to local media, the return of Giuseppe Iachini will be made official in the next few hours.