It is the end of the long road for Antonio Contes.
The Italian legend, who was sacked last season by AC Milan, was given the reins at Fiorentina in December, but was forced to wait until the end last week.
The Nerazzurri have also had to contend with a lack of new faces since Carlo Ancelotti left the club, while the Milanese have also lost their captain Andrea Pirlo.
Conte has spoken about the change of ownership, but said he does not see it as the end yet.
“We have had a good season and the coach is very satisfied with the squad.
I hope he will keep it going for the rest of the season.
I have been a great player, a great coach, a friend of the club and a great Italian. “
It is the last step of a long and complicated process.
I have been a great player, a great coach, a friend of the club and a great Italian.
It is time to move on, and I am proud of all I have achieved.”
Conte, who has won the Serie A title six times and the Coppa Italia three times, said the club’s future depends on him and the players he has assembled.
“For me, I have the best chance to lead the club.
If I am the one who wins the job, I want to do so, but if it is not me, then the players must choose me,” he said.
“I am the coach, I am responsible for everything, and if the players want me to be the coach of the team, then that is my responsibility.”