Sport: Parlemo signs Gattuso as new coach

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gattuso Sport: Parlemo signs Gattuso as new coach

AC Milan hardman Gennaro Gattuso has been named as the new manager of Italian side Palermo.

Palermo, relegated from Serie A at the end of last season, moved qu!ckly to replace Giuseppe Sannino, hoping the Gattuso could immediately gain promotion back to the country's premier division.

Gattuso, a Champions League and World Cup winner, has signed a one-year contract with an option of a two-year extension.

"Palermo ... has entrusted Gennaro Gattuso with the charge of leading the Rosanero's first team," Palermo said on their official website, www.palermocalcio.it.

The 35-year-old Gattuso joins the club after enduring an unhappy spell as Sion player-coach last season, falling foul of the Swiss club's president, Christian Constantin, after recording only 10 points from 11 games.

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But moving to Palermo may not guarantee job security, with the club's president, Maurizio Zamparini dispensing with at least 25 coaches in the past 11 years.



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