Tuesday March 1 2011
Cosmi: 'We're all caretaker managers'

New Palermo boss Serse Cosmi is confident he can help the side back on its feet, but isn't setting down roots. “We are all caretaker managers.”

The former Perugia and Brescia Coach was drafted in last night after Delio Rossi's dismissal in the wake of a 7-0 defeat to Udinese.

“Am I a caretaker manager? We are all caretaker managers in this business,” commented Cosmi in his presentation Press conference.

“There's no such thing as a long or short contract that cannot be broken. No Coach has a guarantee that agreement will be respected by the club, because it is tied to results.

“I came here in a team where I don't see particular problems or a hellish atmosphere. I am certain that I have a squad with great quality, as there is the right mix between players of experience and potential.

“Clearly after a 7-0 home defeat we need to do some psychological work on the side, but we're ready to work and emerge from this particular situation.”

President Maurizio Zamparini fired Rossi after a tempestuous rapport and now works with Cosmi, who is also a notoriously fiery character.

“I have always worked with Presidents of great character, who influenced my career and my way of thinking in a positive manner,” assured the tactician.

Cosmi, a lifelong Roma supporter, makes his debut on the Palermo bench this weekend against Lazio.

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