Found November 16, 2012 on Finishers Forum:
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On May 30, 2010, Cesare Prandelli, the longest serving manager in the illustrious history of AFC Fiorentina, left to replace Marcello Lippi as the head coach of the Italian National Team. Despite a disappointing 11th place finish the previous season, Prandelli left the Florence based club in great shape. Since taking over La Viola in 2002 following their infamous bankruptcy, the Della Valle family, and club director Andrea in particular, had developed a reputation for discovering talented young players to fill out the squad. In his five years in Florence, Prandelli twice guided the club to Champions League qualification (it might have been four times if not for match fixing penalties), including one trip to the round of sixteen in ’09-’10. When Sinisa Mihajlovic took over for the ’10-’11 season, there was a sense of optimism that the team could continue to develop and challenge for the Scudetto without the distraction of European football. Fast forward to May 2012. Delio Rossi has r...
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