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Thursday December 1 2016
Zamparini: ‘I had no choice’

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini insists he was “forced” to sack Roberto De Zerbi and hints Daniele Faggiano will follow.

Despite being given a vote of confidence earlier this week, the Coach was dismissed yesterday after the Coppa Italia elimination at the hands of Spezia.

His replacement Eugenio Corini will be presented later this afternoon, and the patron claims his hand was forced.

“I was forced to sack De Zerbi,” Zamparini lamented, speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

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Tuesday November 1 2016
Faggiano: ‘De Zerbi not at risk’

Palermo sporting director Daniele Faggiano assures Roberto De Zerbi won’t be sacked, even with defeat against Milan.

The Rosanero didn’t win a single match in October, leading to speculation that fiery President Maurizio Zamparini will make yet another change on the bench.

“We’re behind the Coach,” Faggiano assured in a Press conference today.

“It’s normal that the fans just look at the results, but we can compete against the big and the small teams. We just need an injection of confidence.

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Thursday September 1 2016
Bergessio: 'I rejected Palermo!'

Gonzalo Bergessio angrily hit back at Palermo, insisting “I was the one who didn’t want to go there! I expect an apology!”

The 32-year-old is a free agent after his contract with Mexican club Atlas expired, so can still sign for another club after the transfer window shut.

Director of sport Daniele Faggiano told Mediagol that “we won’t sign just anyone” when asked why Bergessio did not arrive.

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Monday August 29 2016
‘Balotelli? Ask something else...’

Palermo sporting director Daniele Faggiano admits he is “bothered” by his club’s interest in Mario Balotelli being leaked.

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini confirmed on Saturday that he had spoken to Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola about bringing in the surplus Liverpool striker, but Faggiano hinted he would have preferred his employer remaining silent.

“Balotelli? Don’t you [reporters] have another question?” he told Mediaset.

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Sunday August 28 2016
Palermo: 'Diamanti yes, Balo maybe'

Palermo director Daniele Faggiano confirms “Alessandro Diamanti has arrived and we are working on Mario Balotelli, but it’s not easy.”

Diamanti is a free agent after terminating his contract with Guangzhou Evergrande, while Palermo want SuperMario on loan from Liverpool.

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Saturday August 13 2016
Palermo disagree over goalkeepers

There is confusion at Palermo, as Coach Davide Ballardini insists “we need a goalkeeper,” but the club assures that’s not necessary.

The Sicilians seem ready to put their faith in 20-year-old Josip Posavec in his first full Serie A season.

“This team needs to be completed,” warned Ballardini after a 1-0 Coppa Italia win in extra time over 10-man Bari.

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Saturday July 23 2016
Zamparini: 'Atalanta cast-offs!'

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini slammed ex-director Rino Foschi for “proposing three Atalanta cast-offs.”

The club was shaken this week when director of sport Foschi tended his resignation, officially due to ill health, though many believe it’s due to tension with Zamparini over transfer strategy.

“I had asked him for seven reinforcements, yet he proposed three Atalanta cast-offs,” Zamparini told La Repubblica.

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Saturday July 23 2016
Faggiano new Palermo director

Palermo have their new director of sport, as Daniele Faggiano has moved across from Trapani. “I couldn’t resist Serie A.”

The Rosanero were shaken this week by the sudden resignation of Rino Foschi, officially for health reasons, though there were reports he walked away because of disagreements over transfer strategy.

They have already found a replacement, as Faggiano confirmed his exit from Trapani.

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