Parma patron Tommaso Ghirardi admits the change of coach rescued their Serie A status.

Parma have endured a problematic campaign and were forced into a coaching change when Franco Colomba replaced Pasquale Marino recently.

"It was a season that wasn't going well, but we achieved success with Colomba. I'm satisfied," said the President.

"We finished 12th and while it is true that we had higher ambitions at the start, to ensure safety with two games left seeing how things developed is a great result."