Sannino takes over as Palermo coach

Sannino takes over as Palermo coach

Published Jun. 7, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Palermo have confirmed the appointment of Giuseppe Sannino as their new coach.

The 55-year-old Italian has signed a two-year deal with the Sicilian outfit.

Sannino recently terminated his contract with Siena having helped the Tuscan side retain their Serie A status.

A statement from Palermo read: "Palermo has a new coach. The club has handed the reins of the first team to Giuseppe Sannino."


The veteran tactician replaces Bortolo Mutti, who left the club at the end of the campaign after just five months in charge.

Sannino, who is Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini's 22nd coaching appointment in nine and a half years at the club, will be unveiled tomorrow to the media.

Palermo endured a disappointing campaign and finished 16th in the standings, two places behind Siena.