Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has claimed that his side 'need a miracle' to stay in Serie A.
The Rosanero are currently 18th in the table, two points behind Siena a place above them in 17th.
And the club's chief has insisted that it is unlikely they will avoid relegation, whilst also pin-pointing where it has gone wrong for the Sicilian side.
“We have been very unlucky in this year's championship,” he told GR Parlamento. “We need a miracle to save us.
“I have admitted the mistakes I've made. I have taken my responsibility.
“I was wrong to send away [Giuseppe] Sannino and take [Gian Piero] Gasperini – he threw away important matches against Pescara, Siena and Atalanta.
“Also in January I brought in too many South American players – they were not able to deal with the current situation.”
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