Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has explained leaving the Fiorentina job.
Prandelli admits there were other issues with patrons Andrea and Diego Della Valle.
â€śI had four and a half extraordinary years in Florence. I really wanted to win there, because if you manage to win at Fiorentina then itâ€™s amazing,â€ť he told GQ magazine.
â€śWe had a squad, a project and all those things that make the difference. In January, after four and a half years, we were still in the race for the Champions League and Coppa Italia, doing well in Serie A too.
â€śI asked for two reinforcements â€“ not world class, but two medium-level Italian players who were reliable. Instead, they bought five, all of them foreign, who I had not asked for.
â€śThe problem at that point is that the squad also realises there is no plan in place here and gives up. The Coach loses credibility and it all collapses.
â€śIt was a bit of a brusque departure. I think someone told the Della Valle brothers things about me that were not true and they were convinced. We talked it over and I tried to explain, but it didnâ€™t help.â€ť