Could Commisso quit Fiorentina?
23 May
2020
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Could Commisso quit Fiorentina? »

There are extraordinary reports that Rocco Commisso is ready to walk away from Fiorentina in frustration at the stadium situation. According to the Corriere Fiorentino newspaper, the President is seriously considering a swift exit just a year after taking charge of the Serie A club. Notably, Fiorentinanews.com – who are usually on top of stories…

Commisso: 'Calcio split into two'
20 May
2020
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Commisso: 'Calcio split into two' »

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso claims ‘Italian football is currently divided into two groups who are continually clashing’ and the ‘survival of some Serie A clubs’ is in doubt. The FIGC, Government and Lega Serie A finally agreed a training protocol this week, but another protocol has to be worked out for matches to resume after…

Commisso: 'Too much red tape'
18 May
2020
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Commisso: 'Too much red tape' »

Rocco Commisso warns ‘too much bureaucracy’ is holding up Serie A’s return and that ‘it’s not easy for Fiorentina to buy’ Lucas Paqueta and Andrea Belotti. The FIGC announced this evening Italian football had been suspended until June 14, despite Serie A declaring last week it had hoped to resume fixtures the day before. “There’s…

Commisso: 'Viola won't challenge tomorrow'
14 May
2020
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Commisso: 'Viola won't challenge tomorrow' »

Fiorentina patron Rocco Commisso has claimed CEO Joe Barone got carried away when talking about the Scudetto: “I want the fans to dream, but not now.” The Viola CEO claimed the word Scudetto was not a ‘taboo’ at the Artemio Franchi, as the club invests in new talent and are planning for a competitive future…

Commisso: 'Three stadium options'
13 May
2020
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Commisso: 'Three stadium options' »

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso outlines the three plans in place for the stadium. ‘We can restructure the Stadio Franchi, redo it entirely or create a new one elsewhere.’ The patron has not disguised his frustration with the red tape that prevents him from investing in infrastructure, such as a new stadium and improved training ground.…

Commisso: 'If Chiesa wants to leave…'
4 May
2020
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Commisso: 'If Chiesa wants to leave…' »

Rocco Commisso has confirmed that Fiorentina will let Federico Chiesa leave ‘if he wants to go’ and denied offering him a new contract. It was reported in February that Commisso had prepared Chiesa a ‘bumper contract’ to keep him at Fiorentina. However, the Viola owner admits no such deal is on the table and that…

Yonghong Li: 'Commisso offer an insult'
28 Apr
2020
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Yonghong Li: 'Commisso offer an insult' »

Former Milan President Yonghong Li has again criticised Elliott Management, won’t rule out a return and said Rocco Commisso’s takeover offer was “an insult.” The Chinese businessman purchased AC Milan from Silvio Berlusconi in April 2017, but only did so thanks to a high-interest €303m loan from US hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation. When Yonghong…

Commisso: 'Chiesa will only leave on two conditions'
20 Apr
2020
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Commisso: 'Chiesa will only leave on two conditions' »

Fiorentina President Rocco Commisso has claimed his ‘two conditions’ must be met before Federico Chiesa can leave the Artemio Franchi. Amid rumours about Juventus having targeted Chiesa, the Viola patron continues to insist a deal has not been made between the two clubs. “I have treated him like a son, I’m one of those who…