Fiorentina news

Fiorentina rule out Van Basten

March 25, 2011

Fiorentina have vehemently denied reports that coach Marco van Basten will coach the Viola next season.

Sporting Lisbon presidential candidate Pedro Baltazar stated that the Dutch coach would not join the Portuguese giants because he had already agreed to guide the Serie A outfit next season.

A statement from Fiorentina read: ''With regards to the comments made today by Sporting Lisbon presidential candidate Pedro Baltazar, the Viola club announces that those comments are lacking foundation and do not correspond absolutely to the truth.''

Fiorentina intend to keep coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, who joined the club last summer and is under contract with them for a further season.