Florence is usually named as the birth place of the Italian renaissance, the rebirth of Italian culture through the medium of literature and art. Reformed after bankruptcy and their subsequent relegation in 2002, and then their flirtations with relegation again last season, it is the city’s football club that are continuing the historic theme of 

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When the majority of people think about Serie ‘A’, they mention the flaws that have been plaguing Italian football for years and even today. However no one can deny the unpredictability of the Italian top division and the change of fortune for some of the competing teams, especially with the resurgence of Fiorentina and the 

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At the start of the summer, hopes for Fiorentina were relatively low. A disappointing 2011/12 season finished with them in 13th place and many of their fans feeling frustrated. Their season was hardly ideal, after manager Sinisa Mihajlovic was sacked in November, and replaced by Delio Rossi who steered them, well more like dragged them 

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