Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini says coach Stefano Colantuono's job is safe, despite yesterday's disappointing defeat to Empoli.

"I am waiting for Colantuono to transform this group of excellent players into a team," said Zamparini. "This Palermo I saw was terrible. The worst I have seen this season.

"The class of our players is not in question.

"We must start playing as a team. That is Colantuono's only objective."