After I quit AC Milan I was really happy to be offered the Fiorentina job even though they were bottom of Serie A.
There was still 15-20 games remaining and with talented players, such as Stevan Jovetic and Borja Valero, I thought it’d be a piece of cake.
As you can tell from the title of this post, my thoughts were misled.
When I took over the Viola were bottom and unfortunately in the time I was there I wasn’t able to improve their position.
If I had a second chance there I’d probably play a more pragmatic 4-4-2 or something similar.
Instead I chose to continue with the style they had been playing using a 4-2-3-1 with two attacking wingers and Jovetic as the lone frontman.
I thought Jovetic would be our saviour with a 4.5 star rating and some incredible stats but he struggled for goals and since joining Manchester United has failed to score in seven games.
I resigned from Fiorentina about five games before the season’s end as I couldn’t bear going down with a sinking ship and was getting more and more frustrated with my underperforming players.
Keep a look out for my next article about joining Parma and see if I can do better with them!