Sunday February 13 2011
Zamparini: 'It's all Rossi's fault!'

Maurizio Zamparini made no bones about Palermo's defeat to Fiorentina. “It's all Delio Rossi's fault. My patience is at an end.”

The Rosanero patron has repeatedly criticised his Coach and raised the temperature even more after today's 4-2 home loss.

“I was right, it is all Rossi's fault,” blasted Zamparini to the media at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.

“Rossi is a great Coach, but he needs to do something to fix the defence. I can't be the one to come down from the stands to tell him what to do.

“We cannot lose this way. My patience is at an end and Rossi has got to fix the defence.”

The Coach himself was less panicked about the result, which ended a run of seven consecutive home wins for Palermo.

“We are a team who have a certain balance,” said Rossi. “Things didn't go well today and we paid a heavy price for certain errors. Our players are more focused on the attack, so a distraction at the back can be damaging.

“What happened today does not change our ambitions. We are a good side.”

However, the tactician insisted talk of a furious row with Zamparini is exaggerated.

“We have different viewpoints on certain things, but I find it absurd that fans organise a petition to make us reconcile. In order to reconcile, you have to have a split first. It's silly.”

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