Palermo president Zamparini: So close to sacking Novellino
Novellino is the only coach Zamparini has not dismissed and he recalled: "That's true, but I was ready to fire him in our first season in Serie A.
"We were last or second-last on the table and were playing Empoli - who had the same points as us - and were losing 2-0 in Venice at halftime. I thought I'd seen enough, but then we came back and won 3-2! So, Novellino's job was saved."