Auguri ( greetings) from Pattaya Beach, Thailand where Umberto and I have decamped for a holiday. Florence is not a Xmas city and we have the winter break in our football. I receive the occasional despairing text from Alan Tanner. In Italy the sporting director/head coach system is universal, but I think you Brits prefer a dictator command and control Stalinist at the helm. Ray Wilkins I know well: charming fellow but is he tough enough ?
As for I Viola, Gomez is back and we are in good shape.