Montella reveals desire to coach Napoli

The Viola boss praised Partenopei legend Diego Maradona as well as elaborating on why he thinks his side have seen success this season
Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella has revealed his desire to be in charge at Serie A rivals Napoli someday.

The former Catania trainer has earned plaudits for pushing AC Milan close for the final Champions League qualification spot in Serie A this season and he has revealed a soft spot for the Partenopei and, in particular, club legend Diego Maradona.

"The first game I went to see was a contest where Maradona scored three goals," he told BeIn Sport. "I have a fondness towards Napoli.

"Maybe one day I will have the good fortune to coach at Napoli. I'm still young and I hope I can still do this job for a long time."

The Viola trainer explained his philosophy as coach and believes he has helped shaped the squad, who look set to finish fourth this season with Milan four points ahead of them and Udinese four points adrift in fifth with two games to go.

"The intention is to always play good football, I try to preach the idea of being proactive," he continued. "During this season - as well as last year - I have had the good fortune to train smart guys. But I also add value to this team."

One point from their final two games is all that Fiorentina need to secure a spot in the Europa League next campaign.