Montella’s position precarious as Roma beats Fiorentina 4-1

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Vincenzo Montella’s position as Fiorentina coach looks ever more precarious after they lost at home to Roma 4-1 in Serie A on Friday.

Montella was given a reprieve after a stoppage-time equalizer secured a 1-1 draw against Inter Milan last week but Fiorentina heads into the winter break with five defeats in six matches.

Fiorentina remained 14th, four points above the relegation zone.

Roma firmed up its position of fourth and moved a point behind city rival Lazio, which is playing Juventus in the Italian Super Cup on Sunday.

Fiorentina started brightly but was undone by two quickfire goals. Roma opened the scoring in the 19th when Lorenzo Pellegrini turned a number of
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