Monday November 21 2016
Palermo to re-hire Ballardini?

Davide Ballardini could return as Palermo Coach, as current boss Roberto De Zerbi is on the brink of the sack, reports say.

The 52-year-old was quit the Rosanero bench after just two games in charge this season, and was replaced by De Zerbi.

After Ballardini admitted that 'he would return to the club’, Corriere dello Sport reports that President Maurizio Zamparini is considering re-hiring his former Coach.

Results have been poor under De Zerbi, with Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Bologna their sixth in a row. The Sicilians now sit in 19th place in the standings, which has led to reports that Zamparini has run out of patience.

The controversial owner is no stranger to re-hirings, as Ballardini took the reigns at Palermo on two separate occasions last season, along with Beppe Iachini and Giovanni Bosi.

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