Fiorentina, roles in management redefined. Commisso: “Continuity to Joe Barone’s work.”

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Fiorentina, redefined several roles in the management framework

Fiorentina announced on Friday its re-arrangement at the management cadre level after the sudden and untimely death of Joe Barone, the executive who had joined the purple family along with Rocco Commisso. Barone had been since even before his experience in Florence the right-hand man of the current purple patron.

To Pradè and Burdisso the Sports Area

The entire Sports Area will thus be overseen by Daniele Pradè, already the club’s sports director, who will be joined by Nicolas Burdisso, already the technical director. The Corporate Area, on the other hand, will be managed byAlessandro Ferrari, already director of communications and external relations, while Mark Stephan will continue to maintain his role as chief executive officer.

Committee: "Passing on the memory and work of Joe Barone"

"Still devastated by what happened, our commitment to carry on what Joe Barone did in these five years will be even greater,” Rocco Commisso told the club’s official channels. “For this reason, I wanted to give continuity, delegating to the people closest to and who worked most closely with Joe the task of transcending his memory and his work".

"Daniele and Alessandro,” explained the purple patron, “have shown in these years all their dedication and their link to this companyà and to these colors, always putting the interests of the club before everything, and for this reason I am sure to place the management of Fiorentina" in excellent hands.

Commisso confirms: "We will dedicate tournament to Joe Barone"

"I want to thank again all our extraordinary fans – continued Commisso again – and all the world of football who, in these terrible hours, have shown their closeness to the whole purple family. As anticipated on Wednesday, we will soon officially name the villa of the Viola Park after Joe Barone and begin to study the modalities of organizing a big tournament dedicated to him".

"Today, more than ever, my bond with this club and this cityè è even stronger and will continue to be so in the coming years. Lunedì will returnò to America to be able to bid Joe a final farewell, but I hope to return to Florence soon to be close to our teams with the hope of being able to dedicate an important result to Joe and all of Florence" concluded the owner of the lily club.

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