Serie A: Cesare Prandelli resigns as coach of Fiorentina after 4 months citing ‘darkness’ inside

Serie A: Cesare Prandelli resigns as coach of Fiorentina after 4 months citing ‘darkness’ inside

“With nice disappointment the membership has accepted Cesare Prandelli’s determination, acknowledging that the explanations behind this transcend soccer,” Fiorentina stated in an announcement.

Serie A: Cesare Prandelli resigns as coach of Fiorentina after four months citing 'darkness' inside

Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli provides directions in the course of the Italian Serie A match in opposition to AC Milan on 21 March. AFP

Cesare Prandelli resigned as Fiorentina coach on Tuesday, saying “darkness” has crept inside him and affected the way in which he sees issues.

The transfer comes with Fiorentina in 14th place and 7 factors away from the relegation zone.

“With nice disappointment the membership has accepted his determination, acknowledging that the explanations behind this transcend soccer,” Fiorentina stated in an announcement.

Prandelli was employed in November to exchange the fired Giuseppe Iachini. It was his second stint at Fiorentina, having additionally coached the Tuscan membership from 2005-10, main the Viola to the UEFA Cup semifinals and the spherical of 16 within the Champions League.

Prandelli then coached Italy to the ultimate of the 2012 European Championship and a first-round exit from the 2014 World Cup.

“Over these months, a darkness has grown inside me and adjusted my manner of seeing issues,” Prandelli stated in a letter posted on Fiorentina’s web site. “I got here right here to offer 100 p.c however as quickly as I felt that this wasn’t attainable anymore, for the nice of everybody I’ve determined to step apart.”

Fiorentina misplaced to AC Milan 3-2 on Sunday.

The spotlight of Prandelli’s second stint at Fiorentina was a 3-0 win at nine-time defending Italian champion Juventus in December.

No speedy alternative was named.

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