Now it’s official: Nicolas Burdisso is the new sporting director for Fiorentina. The former Inter, Genoa and Roma defender, who embarked on a managerial career immediately after hanging up his boots, is returning to Italy following his experience as sports director for Boca Juniors.
His stay at the Argentine club, where he had also worked as a footballer, winning the championship three times, the Copa Libertadores three times and the Intercontinental Cup against Milan, was neither long nor fortunate: Burdisso found himself managing the most difficult period of the season. history of Xeneixe, the one that followed the defeat in the final of the Libertadores against River Plate.
When the Ameal-Riquelme duo took over, he decided to discontinue Nicolás’ work as an executive. Now Burdisso is ready to test himself and this new adventure in Florence stimulates him a lot: the former defender has already been in the city for a few days and has participated in several meetings with Viola’s management and the new coach.
It was a very complex period for Viola after the “affair” Gattuso and his agent Jorge Mendes, which led to the dissolution in less than a month and the arrival of Vincenzo Italiano to the Tuscan club’s bench. A real revolution for the team, after another disappointing season: Rocco Commisso has always shown good will by wanting to play an important role for Fiorentina, but since he took office things have not always gone well, especially from the point of view technical. of sight. With Burdisso in management and the Italian in the bench, a new era opens at Franchi.
The former player’s first words as sports director of Fiorentina have already uploaded on the official Fiore website: “I am the club’s sports director, I have to attend to the needs of the first team but also of the youth sector and the scouting area. I have many wanting to do something good and be an asset to the club. ”
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– ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) July 6, 2021