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Saturday April 23 2011
Rossi open to Palermo future

Palermo boss Delio Rossi claims he was shouting at his own players and not officials when sent off. “I don't know what my future holds.”

The Sicilians beat Scudetto-chasing Napoli 2-1 just days after defeating Roma and holding Milan to a 2-2 Coppa Italia draw, but the Coach was sent off for dissent.

“We practice the game in a certain way and when the players don't follow that plan, I get angry. I was sent off for that, not for insulting the referee.

“It seems wrong to me, as people should know the person before making snap judgments. I am not the kind to cause problems.”

The victory still leaves question marks over Rossi's future, as he was fired and re-hired in 35 days, but his contract still expires in June.

“There are always regrets in a season, but it's not over yet and we'll see where we are at the end.

“I don't know what my future holds. I was sacked with my contract about to expire, then was recalled, so I didn't have time to investigate other alternatives.

“I have built a strong rapport with the fans here and all things said and done we are in line with our initial objectives. It's a very young side and that means we need patience.”

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