Italiano Seals Fiorentina Departure Following Triumph Over Atalanta

During his tenure in Florence, Vincenzo Italiano faced setbacks in two Europa Conference League finals and one Coppa Italia climax.

Vincenzo Italiano has decided to step down from his role at Fiorentina following a season-ending 3-2 victory against Atalanta on Sunday in Serie A.

Since taking the helm at Fiorentina in 2021, Italiano guided the squad to three consecutive top-eight spots in Serie A and led them to the Europa Conference League final two years in a row.

West Ham edged out Fiorentina with a climactic Jarrod Bowen strike last year, and this year, they succumbed to Olympiacos in overtime during the 2023-24 final.

The Viola concluded their season on a high note with a 3-2 triumph over Atalanta in a postponed match after which Italiano announced his departure.

“The decision was mutual, finalized a few weeks back,” Italiano revealed post-match. “There comes a time when it’s necessary to draw the line,” he added.

“I’m sure my successor will advance our achievements. I’d like to think I’ve enriched this team during three fruitful years,” Italiano remarked.

“It’s regrettable that we couldn’t snag a trophy. But as Gasperini mentioned, this journey still holds value and will not be forgotten,” he commented.

In the aftermath of another European disappointment, Italiano expressed confidence that a rematch would favor his side.

This season was marred by the loss of general manager Joe Barone, a gloomy chapter that Italiano lamented deeply.

“If offered, I’d challenge Olympiacos tonight. We had conviction but fell short,” said Italiano. “The darkest day was losing our director, a pivotal moment of my career. His memory galvanized an emotional climax of our season,” he concluded.

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