Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has assured fans they'll stay up.
Bortolo Mutti has managed one point from his two games in charge.
"This is the start of a new era, so we need to have some patience. We'll have a good campaign, even if probably not one that will result in qualifying for Europe, but next season we'll be a much stronger side with superior ambitions.
"We have to try to cover up our weaknesses with hard work and desire. Unfortunately, there is no other recipe for success."