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Wednesday November 11 2020
Zampa: 'Dybala should leave Juve'

Former Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says Paulo Dybala should move away from Juventus. ‘His football is more suited for Barcelona and Real Madrid’.

Dybala has struggled after his latest setback and has been criticised in the Italian media for his attitude and form in the start of the new campaign.

His former President at Palermo, who said in 2015 that the Argentine would become the new Lionel Messi, doesn’t understand how Dybala could be on the bench in Serie A and admitted he has advised the Argentine to move for three years.

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Friday June 19 2020
Serie A Seasons: Palermo 2015-16

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini oversaw nine changes of management in the 2015-16 season, with dismissals, resignations, captains disowning coaches on live TV and a surprise finale.

Words: Martin Mork

Beppe Iachini entered the 2015-16 campaign as only the second coach to last an entire season at Palermo under Maurizio Zamparini. The other was Francesco Guidolin, who had overseen four different spells as Rosanero coach, resigning in two of them. “I take one day at a time,” said Iachini when appointed in October 2014 and he kept the job after steering the newly-promoted side to a respectable 11th place.

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Saturday May 23 2020
Only in Serie A: Pioli's 90 days at Palermo

Maurizio Zamparini was legendary for going through coaches like candy, but he out-did himself when firing Stefano Pioli before the 2011-12 season even started...

Words: Livio Caferoglu

Stefano Pioli is surely the most under-appreciated coach working in Serie A. His longest tenure came at Bologna between 2011 and 2014, keeping the Rossoblu up in his two seasons. Since then, he led Lazio to the Champions League playoffs in 2015, stabilised Inter after the Frank de Boer debacle and saw Fiorentina through the death of their captain. He is having a similar effect on Milan, despite his position being publicly undermined. Palermo, however, didn’t even give him three games.

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Monday April 20 2020
Serie A Seasons: Venezia 1998-99

Venezia were bottom and seemingly resigned to relegation until Alvaro Recoba came in and orchestrated one of Serie A’s greatest escapes...

Words: Livio Caferoglu

Venezia’s 1998-99 campaign was truly remarkable for several reasons. Remarkably, Maurizio Zamparini resisted making a managerial change for an entire season, sticking with Walter Novellino throughout. More remarkably, the Arancioneroverdi achieved their highest post-war finish in Serie A, despite being bottom at Christmas. Most remarkably of all, it was single-handedly orchestrated by Alvaro Recoba.

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Wednesday April 15 2020
Dybala the jewel in Juve's crown

Less than a year after Paulo Dybala appeared on his way out of Juventus, Adam Summerton believes ‘La Joya’ is now fundamental to the club’s future success. 

Former Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini knows a thing or two about shopping – much of his personal wealth was built up owning, amongst other things, a chain of department stores. So I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that he picked up a real bargain back in 2012, investing a club-record €8m in 18-year-old Argentine forward, Paulo Dybala.

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Sunday April 5 2020
Foschi: 'Zamparini slapped me'

Former Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini famously fired numerous coaches, but director of sport Rino Foschi reveals the fiery patron “slapped me” during an argument.

The Sicilians eventually went bankrupt and have been reborn under new owners in Serie D, but Zamparini’s reign will live on in infamy, as between Palermo and previous club Venezia, he issued 54 dismissals in under 40 years.

“Zamparini stuck his oar in constantly and had to be involved in every decision,” Foschi told Il Giornale di Sicilia.

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Friday July 19 2019
Zamparini banned for five years

Former Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini has been given a five-year ban from football for his role in the club's demotion to the non-League.

Zamparini's punishment was confirmed by the FIGC's Federal National Court on Friday.

Palermo have been forced to restart in the non-League following their failure to register in time for upcoming Serie B campaign.

The 78-year-old was placed under house arrest in January for false accounting and money laundering.

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Sunday June 30 2019
Timeline: How did Palermo implode?

As Palermo teeter on the brink of bankruptcy, Sam Wilson outlines how the Sicilians got into this dire scenario.

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Tuesday June 25 2019
Palermo: 'We were defrauded!'

Palermo are in chaos once again, as the club claims it was “defrauded” by fake brokers of a Bulgarian insurance company and is set to go bankrupt.

The Sicilians have been hovering on the edge of destruction for several years now and Maurizio Zamparini’s sale to two different owners crumbled into dust.

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Wednesday May 29 2019
Serie B: Palermo avoid relegation

Palermo have partially won an appeal against their demotion to Serie C, as they are ‘only’ docked 20 points for financial irregularities and therefore stay in Serie B.

They had originally been demoted to last place and therefore relegated.

This means that the Rosanero, who had been due to take part in the promotion play-offs before the court case, have enough points under their belt to stay in Serie B next season.

They did have 63 points during the regular 2018-19 season, so go down to 43 points and are mid-table.

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