Monday September 17 2012
Sannino: Palermo responsibility mine

Others are outraged about Palermo's sacking of Giuseppe Sannino – but the man himself believes it was the right decision.

The former Varese and Siena tactician was given the boot after just three games in charge and replaced by former Inter supremo Gian Piero Gasperini.

But Sannino has praised the club and its fans, and again described himself as 'grateful' to the man that pulled the trigger – President Maurizio Zamparini.

“It is the task of the Coach to lead and manage the team, and when he doesn't, the responsibility is his,” the 55-year-old told Radio Mediagol.

“It was the best moment of my career, I arrived in an amazing city, but I could not do what had been achieved in the past.

“I wanted to do better, and I agree with the criticism.

“The players had to adapt to my style, but maybe I should have adapted my style to the players available.

“I am grateful to Zamparini for giving me the opportunity – he acted in the good of the team.

“I believe the team can do well, I wish Gian Piero Gasperini good luck, I'm sure he will find a team with the desire to do well.”

Sannino then discussed sporting director Giorgio Perinetti, who arrived alongside him from Siena in the summer. There has been speculation that Perinetti could follow the Coach out the door.

“Perinetti has done a good job. That I failed does not mean he should leave also.”

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