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Fans call for Mihajlovic´s sacking

SoccerNews in Serie A 18 Apr 2011


Fiorentina coach Sinisa Mihajlovic could be on shaky ground after fans called for his sacking following the 0-0 draw with old rivals Juventus.

“There are many regrets about this campaign,” he confessed.

The stalemate left Fiorentina mid-table with no hope of qualifying for Europe, leaving fans frustrated and calling for Mihajlovic to be replaced this summer.

“The lads did their best and we dominated this match, but were lacking that final twist to score the goal,” Mihajlovic said.

“We deserved far more than 0-0.”

“There are many regrets about this campaign. We were affected by so many injuries and when they returned we started to play well again. These things happen in football, but we were always in an emergency situation.”

“I am also sorry for the fans today. We have always played well against the big clubs, but did not get the points that we deserved.”

Meanwhile, Juve coach Luigi Delneri praised transfer target Riccardo Montolivo but the dropped points left the side eight points behind fourth-placed Lazio.

“We fought for 90 minutes to win and did not take the opportunities that we created.”

“We worked hard and did what we had to do. In the first half we struggled a little more, but Fiorentina have important players like Alberto Gilardino, Montolivo, Juan Manuel Vargas and Adrian Mutu.”

“We had some great chances to score, including one very clear one with Leonardo Bonucci. We did our duty.”

““We just have to take it one game at a time, trying to win them all.”

Del Neri was asked about Fiorentina star Montolivo, who has been linked with Juve as a replacement for Alberto Aquilani next season.

“Montolivo has important qualities and is a great player, but Aquilani did well today and I don’t think there’s a huge difference between them. They could well play together as well.”

Juventus director Beppe Marotta poured cold water on suggestions that Delneri would be sacked.

“Del Neri has a contract for two years and will stay with Juventus,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.


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