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Palermo president Zamparini explains replacing Mangia with Mutti

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has explained dismissing coach Devis Mangia and replacing him with Bortolo Mutti.

Mutti becomes Palermo's third coach already this season.

"Mangia was a gamble, he gave so much but is still in his apprenticeship. He committed, like all young people, some mistakes. I'm sure he will become an excellent Coach," said Zamparini.

"He lost the pulse of the situation with a team that did not follow him anymore. He was under great pressure, perhaps greater than himself.

"We must remember the club's size. I was very sorry, but I feared that we would drop into Serie B. At the moment, the team is one of the worst. I have acted out of fear.

"The team has had psychological setbacks and where other teams grew, we did not. Currently, we have no soul.

"I chose Mutti as he is a Coach that brings peace of mind. Mangia was without several important players through injury, but more players, like [Ezequiel] Munoz, [Armin] Bacinovic and [Mauro] Cetto, have not played because of him.

"If we have arrived at this point, it is not just the fault of the Coach, but also of the club."

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