Zenit St Petersburg defender Mimmo Criscito is happy for Gian Piero Gasperini after he was appointed new Palermo coach.

Criscito worked with Gasperini at Genoa.

"I know Gasperini and I know for a fact that Maurizio Zamparini has made the right choice," the fullback said in an interview with Palermo24.net.

"He is in my opinion the best buy Palermo have made this season. The players will learn to appreciate him very soon. He captivates players with work and with the beautiful game."