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Montella to leave Catania

June 4, 2012
By ESPN staff

Catania have announced that coach Vincenzo Montella is set to leave the club.

Montella, who has been strongly linked with the Fiorentina job, had led Catania to 11th in Serie A during his sole season in charge.

Catania had been eager to retain the 37-year-old, but general manager Sergio Gasparin recently acknowledged that it would be difficult to do so given the level of interest in his services.

On Monday, a statement on Catania's website confirmed that he is set to depart. It read: "The club have announced that it has been agreed in principle to terminate the relationship with coach Vincenzo Montella."