Stefano Colantuono takes on his old club Palermo and wants “intensity” from Atalanta in the lunchtime kick-off.
The Orobici started their season with an impressive 2-2 draw away to Genoa, though the Sicilians did even better by beating Inter 4-3.
“Devis Mangia proved he is a fine Coach by being ready when called upon. They beat one of the best teams in Italy, so we can only compliment them,” said Colantuono.
He knows full well how fickle President Maurizio Zamparini can be, as the tactician was fired and re-hired during his time at Palermo.
“I have fond memories of the city. The team, club and the people of Sicily deserve great respect.
“Now we are playing on home turf and our fans will play a crucial role in this match. In order to win, we need intensity and must keep the ball to feet.”
German Denis, Luca Cigarini and Thomas Manfredini have recovered from their injury worries.