Former Serie A striker Nicola Amoruso in the new sporting director of relegated Palermo.
The 38-year-old has agreed terms with President Maurizio Zamparini, thought to be a one-year contract at the Barbera.
Amoruso will work alongside Giorgio Perinetti as the Rosanero attempt to instantly return to the top flight.
Amoruso has been snatched away from the Reggina youth system where he had been hired in September 2011.
The ex-forward had a varied career given that he appeared for 14 different clubs, including Juventus, Napoli and Messina.