Tuesday March 1 2011
Rossi thanks Palermo fans

Delio Rossi has thanked Palermo's fans for showing their support in spite of his dismissal on Monday.

The 50-year-old got the chop after suffering a humiliating 7-0 defeat to Udinese at the weekend.

"The club told me around 13:30 yesterday," Rossi explained.

"Seeing that I am not practiced in these things, I asked what I had to do.

"They told me that there wasn't any need to sign anything. But I wanted to come and salute you.

"I would have liked a Press Conference at Boccadifalco, but the team had already left.

"In any case, I would like to once again thank all the Palermo fans and the team.

"I think that the story had already been written for some time. But I am upset about this epilogue.

"It doesn't suit me to say anything about what happened. Perhaps in a moment of calm, at the end of the season, I will reveal how it went.

"It's obvious that the personal criticism bothered me. There is no problem on a professional level, but on a personal level I don't want anyone to criticise me.

"Someone can say that I am not a good Coach, but not that I am not a good person."

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