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Sunday January 10 2016
Zamparini: 'I won't sack Ballardini'

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini announced he “will not sack Davide Ballardini for the moment” despite the team ignoring him.

The last few days have been absolute chaos, even by the standards of the Sicilian club.

“At the moment I will not sack Ballardini, even if I could do with just cause because our Coach did not even prepare the game with Verona,” Zamparini told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I had recalled Iachini, but he did not seem convinced.”

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Sunday January 10 2016
Sorrentino: 'War with Ballardini'

Palermo captain Stefano Sorrentino confirmed the team is at war with Coach Davide Ballardini. “He isn’t speaking to us.”

The goalkeeper was set to be dropped, sparking a huge row between Sorrentino and Ballardini yesterday, but he started in today’s 1-0 win away to Verona.

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Sunday January 10 2016
Palermo: 'A lot of tension'

Manuel Gerolin confirmed Palermo and Coach Davide Ballardini are “taking time to reflect amid tension.”

The Sicilians won 1-0 away to Verona today, but the result did not mask clear all-out war between the squad and tactician.

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Thursday January 7 2016
Ultimatum for Ballardini?

Davide Ballardini reportedly has one game to save his Palermo job, after being spared the sack yesterday.

The Rosanero were expected to relieve the Coach of his duties yesterday and recall Beppe Iachini, but a reported row between Iachini and President Maurizio Zamparini gave Ballardini a stay of execution.

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Wednesday January 6 2016
Iachini row with Palermo?

The Palermo saga takes another twist, as Beppe Iachini reportedly has a row with Maurizio Zamparini and won’t be recalled after all!

The Rosanero have often seen Coaches come, go and return again, but today’s events are putting even their fans to the test.

Iachini was sacked on November 10 and it was today reported by multiple sources, including SportItalia, Sky Sport Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport, that he had been recalled.

Davide Ballardini saw himself sacked on his 52nd birthday after losing four of the last five games.

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Wednesday January 6 2016
Palermo recall Iachini?

SportItalia claim Palermo will sack Davide Ballardini and recall Coach Beppe Iachini.

The Sicilians have lost four of their last five games and President Maurizio Zamparini was reportedly unimpressed with their performance in the 3-1 home defeat to Fiorentina.

Sky Sport Italia claim the squad will go into a training retreat in Brescia ahead of Sunday’s game against bottom of the table Verona.

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Monday December 21 2015
Zamp: ‘Iachini won’t return’

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini “can say with certainty” that former Coach Beppe Iachini won’t return.

The patron fired Iachini in favour of Davide Ballardini in November, but refused to rule out reversing his decision.

“There’s confidence in Ballardini,” Zamparini told Sky.

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Sunday December 6 2015
Reja confused by Palermo

Atalanta boss Edy Reja doesn’t understand why Palermo sacked Beppe Iachini in the first place.

The Sicilians were beaten 3-0 in Bergamo today and confirmed they are considering a recall less than a month after hiring Davide Ballardini.

“I have some ideas, but I won’t express them here,” Reja told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday December 6 2015
Palermo 'evaluating' Iachini recall

Palermo director Manuel Gerolin confessed they are “thinking and evaluating” a recall for Beppe Iachini.

They fired Iachini last month, infuriating many members of the squad and fans, but have struggled under Davide Ballardini.

Midweek there was a shock Coppa Italia exit to Lega Pro outfit Alessandria, while today they were beaten 3-0 by Atalanta.

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Saturday November 28 2015
Zamparini: 'Reason for dismissals'

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini assures “sackings were always motivated” and he hopes to beat Juventus.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

“It’ll be a very difficult game, but with our Coach we have a very positive tradition against the Bianconeri. We hope to maintain that,” Zamparini told Radio Deejay.

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