Sunday September 16 2012
Official: Palermo hire Gasperini

Palermo have officially sacked Coach Giuseppe Sannino to bring in Gian Piero Gasperini.

The Sicilians have one point from the opening three games, having scored just one goal.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Cagliari proved the last straw and President Maurizio Zamparini wielded the axe this evening.

Gasperini returns to Serie A after he was fired by Inter just a few weeks into the 2011-12 campaign.

“I thank Zamparini for the opportunity he gave me. Maybe this was just the way it had to go,” said Sannino.

“I hoped to have more time in which to work, but this is football. I also thank the squad for all their efforts.”