New Parma coach Hector Cuper is delighted with four points from his first two games in charge.

"I'm very happy because the team has reflected the values of my football - grit, courage and solidarity," the ex-Inter Coach beamed. "We played well to stop Palermo playing their kind of football and we fought hard all the way from front to back.

"When we went down to 10 men I wanted to show my trust in the team, so I didn't make any substitutions and I just asked the lads for a big effort with Reginaldo, Budan and Andrea Gasbarroni having to make sacrifices.

"This win doesn't mean that we can relax, as in Italian football you never can, but it gives us confidence.

"It was an important win on a psychological level and we are going to Siena on Saturday to get three points."