Italian tactician to be rewarded after promising start at Franchi.
Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella is expected to sign a new contract with the club this week, according to reports in the Italian media.
The 39-year-old’s current deal is set to expire in June 2014, and after an impressive debut season in charge last year, the club’s hierarchy are keen to tie him down to an extended contract.
The Italian tactician guided the Viola to a fourth placed finish last year, but were beaten to the Champions League on the last day of the campaign with AC Milan sealing a last-gasp win in Siena to advance to the qualifying stages.
While Montella will be optimistic about their chances in the Europa League in the season ahead, he will undoubtedly be targeting an improved finish in the league.
It has been an impressive summer in the transfer market in Florence too despite the loss of Stevan Jovetic to Manchester City, with the club signing the likes of Joaquin, Josip Ilicic and Mario Gomez.
Aside from constructing an impressive squad, Montella also had his squad playing an exciting style of football at Fiorentina, which has won him plaudits across the country.
According to Tuttosport, as reported by Football Italia, the extension will see him stay until 2017, with initial speculation suggesting that the deal will be signed by the weekend.
It remains to be seen whether or not talks with advance that quickly, but it is clear that owner Andrea Della Valle has a great deal of faith in his coach, and the club appear to be on the path to re-establishing themselves as a force in Serie A.