Alberto Malesani has been named new coach of Palermo.

Malesani succeeds Gian Piero Gasperini after his sacking this week.

A statement published on read: "Palermo have entrusted the care of the first team to Alberto Malesani.

"The 59-year-old coach is taking his first training session now and will be presented at Boccadifalco tomorrow morning."