Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has assured coach Stefano Colantuono he sees him as a long-term appointment.

Zamparini said: "No bench is solid, but it is my intention that he remains and opens a cycle like Edy Reja (Napoli), Luciano Spalletti (Roma) and Cesare Prandelli (Fiorentina).

"Changing coach is detrimental because we have to start all over again, and this time I have to be patient."