Thursday saw reports coming from Italy which stated Fiorentina were having last minute doubts about appointing Vincenzo Italiano as their new manager.
The 43-year-old is currently in charge of Spezia Calcio, and it was explained the club’s compensation demands were making La Viola think again about appointing him.
Rai, via Area Napoli, insist it’s not just a question of money, and that Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso is tempted by choosing a bigger name. In that last minute panic situation, it’s explained there’s been contact with Leeds United’s Marcelo Bielsa, and Everton-linked Rafa Benitez.
Both would surely cost more than Italiano, given the wage levels the two managers have a history of earning.
Bielsa has shown zero signs of wanting to leave Leeds United, where he’s finally found a home he’s content at. Fiorentina have been linked before and they probably think there’s no harm in trying, even if the attempt looks doomed from the outset.
Benitez has seemingly been on the verge of taking over at Everton for more than a week, something fans of the Goodison Park club aren’t too thrilled about.
Should the move to Everton fail then maybe the Serie A club will have a chance of tempting the Spaniard to return to Italian football.
Despite all of that, there remains the possibility that Commisso will soothe his last minute panic and just go back to the plan of appointing Italiano.