Slovenian great Zlatko Zahovic has slammed Palermo coach Devis Mangia.

Zahovic blames Mangia for the form decline of Slovenian midfielders Josip Ilicic and Armin Bacinovic. "It all depends on the Coach, it is his fault. I think that this negative period is the fault of Devis Mangia," said Zahovic.

"Did we gain well [from selling them]? No, they are two champions. The Coach is not deploying them well. Delio Rossi, however, was a great Coach because he had Bacinovic and Ilicic providing great performances.

"But now…Ilicic is not used in his best position. Bacinovic does not even play."