Walter Novellino has “a lot of enthusiasm” for this new experience at Palermo, making his debut against Napoli.
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The last few months have been chaotic in Sicily with eight different changes of management since November, culminating in Beppe Iachini’s dramatic resignation.
“I have a lot of enthusiasm,” assured new boss Novellino in today’s Press conference.
“With my experience I hope to give Palermo a hand to reach Serie A safety. We are facing a very strong side and need a perfect performance in terms of character above all else.
“I am convinced every game has to be played and can provide a surprise, naturally with all due respect for the talent on show at Napoli.
“We want to do well, even if it is a difficult situation. The fans have to help us with their support.”
The main problem with changing management so many times is that each tactician brought a different system, so how will Novellino approach it?
“I watched some of the old games back and studied the situation. Obviously a Coach cannot think of transforming everything in three days, he can only try to put the players in a condition to do well.
“Knowing Iachini, I was sure he’d work well with the team. He is like a son to me, after all, and we’ve done great things together.
“The only thing I can work on right now is the players’ heads. We have to talk less and work more.”
Edoardo Goldaniga and Achraf Lazaar are still unavailable.
Palermo squad for Napoli: Alastra, Posavec, Sorrentino; Andelkovic, Cionek, Gonzalez, Morganella, Pezzella, Rispoli, Struna, Vitiello; Brugman, Chochev, Cristante, Hiljemark, Jajalo, Maresca, Quaison; Balogh, Bentivegna, Djurdjevic, Gilardino, Trajkovski, Vazquez
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