Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says Delio Rossi will definitely still be in the job next season.
Zamparini sacked Rossi in February only to ask that he return in April.
He has led Palermo on a three-match unbeaten run, which includes last night's 2-2 draw with Milan in the semi-final of the Coppa Italia.
"Certainly he will stay next year," Zamparini said. "We'll meet at the end of the season."
Asked for his reaction to the performance against Milan, he said: "Really well done. They showed all their value.
"Javier Pastore, as you know, is unsellable. I would like to keep him another year."
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