Friday June 8 2012
Sannino brings 'Palermo hunger'

Giuseppe Sannino begins his Palermo career by trying to “give the team the right hunger, balance and enthusiasm.”

The Coach made his Serie A debut this season with Siena and secured their safety, earning a move to the Stadio Barbera.

“My objective is to work hard, talk little and do it all on the pitch,” said the Neapolitan in his presentation press conference today.

“I will try to give the team the right hunger, balance and enthusiasm, but when it comes to objectives I’ll discuss those with President Maurizio Zamparini later on.

“I was always convinced it was a good idea to come to Palermo. We had a meeting last year, but then the President rightly chose Stefano Pioli. I believe in fate and always thought one day our paths would cross again.”

The decision of going for Pioli didn’t go well, as he was sacked before the campaign even kicked off.

“I am happy to arrive after a year at Siena in which I had the opportunity to grow. I realise Palermo has certain expectations and it is the first time I’ve been at a club with such responsibility. I’m glad to have such a great opportunity.

“The team must play with a certain shape and know what to do on the field. We’ve already signed Franco Brienza, who is an important, humble and tactically smart player. Francesco Guidolin said Brienza is the most underrated Number 10 in Italy.

“Regardless of systems, all the players must be involved in attacking and defending moves, so they always cover the whole pitch.

“I ask the fans to discover me as a Coach and a person off the field too. So far I’ve only been able to show what I am like on the pitch, so I’ll aim to let the Rosanero fans know what I can do off it.”

Sannino has appointed assistant manager Francesco ‘Ciccio’ Baiano, the former Foggia, Fiorentina and Derby County star.

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