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Maurizio Sarri’s agent denies rumors of a Serie A return

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Former Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was reportedly seen with one Serie A club’s board of directors.

Maurizio Sarri has been unemployed ever since he parted ways with Juventus last season. Although he has been linked with several clubs in the last few months, there hasn’t been a project pleasing enough for the Italian manager.

Nevertheless, it looked like Sarri could be making his managerial comeback after being linked with a Fiorentina role. According to Corriere Fiorentino, the 62-year-old manager was seen meeting with the club’s sporting director Daniele Prade and CEO Joe Barone.

Despite their big ambitions, Fiorentina have struggled in the Serie A this season. In fact, the Viola have won only four out of their last league match and sit in the 14th position of the table. Since Cesare Prandelli is expected to leave at the end of the season, Fiorentina have started their search for a manager good enough to match the club’s hopes.

As a Gigliati fan himself, Sarri has been linked with the manager position for several months. After a somewhat sour experience at Juventus, the coach could be looking for a restart with his boyhood club. In fact, his family are also Fiorentina fans and his father even confirmed Sarri’s love for the club.

“As a child he cheered for Napoli, but then Fiorentina got into his heart.”

Fiorentina and Ramadani deny the rumors.

After the news came to public, both the club and Sarri’s agent Fali Ramadani denied there had been any negotiations at all.

“There haven’t been meetings between Sarri and Fiorentina, please write that. Thank you,” he told Italian journalist Gianluca DiMarzio.

Additionally, the journalist reports that Roma is a more concrete possibility for the Italian manager. Despite his impressive Serie A run, Paulo Fonseca has had some internal problems with his squad. Therefore, the Giallorossi’s board of directors may be looking for a new manager in the future.