Palermo admit they considered hiring underfire Inter Milan coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

The Rosanero were looking for a Delio Rossi replacement and the former Genoa man was considered before the Sicilian outfit hired Stefano Pioli instead.

"The reality is that the first Coach I contacted was Gasperini," President Maurizio Zamparini told the Processo di Biscardi.

"Fortunately, however, I understood that he is a guy who is too much of a fundamentalist and that is why I changed my mind.

"Sooner or later, he'll understand that he has to change this mentality."

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