Iachini beamed: “Unfortunately, we had some problems at the start of the season, missing five key players with injury and COVID, then more important players arrived towards the end of the transfer window, so it took a while,."
He was fired and brought back when Cesare Prandelli resigned due to health concerns.
“I then reunited with the team after five months and found they were anxious, tense, needing to be coaxed out of their shells. These results all reward the lads for their efforts and I thank them for following me.
“I returned because I am fond of the club, the fans and the President, plus of course the players. I was convinced they wouldn't let me down and they really stepped up today."