Fortunas decision to take over at Fiorentina was a gamble, but the former Juventus coach has now put his stamp on the club.
In an interview with L’Equipe, Mancinis says the decision was his because he was not a fan of the way the team had played.
The new owner had promised the team that he would build an academy with a special emphasis on young talent.
“The idea was to give the young players an opportunity to play in the first team,” he says.
The decision to sell was a decision I made on my own, and I cannot explain why it was taken. “
But the club had a plan and I don’t want to criticise the manager, so I was quite surprised.
I was told by the directors, who had also told me the same thing, that they would not sell to the owners of the club, who are the people who make the decisions, because I don´t want to have a situation like that. “
It was not my intention to sell.
“If I have had a bad experience, I have always tried to find the way out. “
And I believe in the principles that the board and the chairman have put into this situation. “
If I have had a bad experience, I have always tried to find the way out.
There is a great team at Fiores and they deserve a chance to win a title.”