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Palermo president Zamparini says Ballardini has resigned

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini says coach Davide Ballardini has resigned.

While his departure has not yet been made official, it's not only a matter of time.

“This morning Ballardini sent me a message which categorically stated that he no longer wanted to Coach Palermo," Zamparini explained on Radio Action.

“Honestly, I didn't respond to the message, I delegated it to [sporting director Daniele] Faggiano. It's not the first time, he also acted strangely in Verona last year, going home after the game.

“I consider him a great Coach, but this is the person he is. I think he wants to go home regardless. Maybe it's for family reasons, but there's no conflict with either me or Faggiano.

“A replacement? I admit that [Roberto] De Zerbi [of Foggia] interests me a lot, he's a young Coach who has an attractive, attacking style.

“On the other hand, there's the experience of [Edy] Reja who could be a guarantee for the team. I'll take two days and then I'll decide."

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