Fiorentina: Giancarlo Antognoni leaves the purple club, of which he was a “flag”. But do flags still exist in the football business?
Giancarlo Antognoni leaves Fiorentina. An agreement was not found between the now former club manager and the President Rocco Commisso. Thus ends the long love story between the purple club and the former captain, who was also a key element of the Italian national team that was world champion in 1982.
“Following the meeting that took place this afternoon between the General Manager Giuseppe Barone is Giancarlo Antognoni, Fiorentina takes note, with deep regret, of Antognoni’s desire not to continue the collaboration relationship with the Club – is the note from the purple club – The Club had identified for Giancarlo Antognoni the role of Technical Director of the youth sector. A proposal and a role identified as the optimal and perfect solution for both. Giancarlo Antognoni’s innate flair and great skill in finding new talents had prompted the Club to offer him such an important role in an area, the Technical and Scouting area of the Youth Sector, which is the starting point for the future successes of each Club. An area considered even more fundamental by Fiorentina as demonstrated by the great investment in young people with the future Viola Park. Fiorentina, the President Commisso and his family, the General Manager Giuseppe Barone, the Sports Director Daniele Pradè, all the Management and the Viola family thank Giancarlo Antognoni for all he has given to Fiorentina in recent years and wish him the best of satisfactions. for his future, both human and professional. Giancarlo will always remain Purple Flag“.
The words with which Rita, wife of the former midfielder, commented on the story are rather indicative of the inner struggle: “Exactly 5 years ago you returned to the club of your heart after a wait that lasted 13 years thanks to the Della Valle, but above all to the fans. who pushed you up there with their strength. Everyone understood how it will end, but that doesn’t matter, the only sure thing is the love we will always have for the purple people and for Florence which is and will always be our home “.