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Malesani named new Palermo boss

February 5, 2013
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent
Palermo have confirmed Alberto Malesani as their new coach, with Giorgio Perinetti returning as sporting director.

Gian Piero Gasperini was sacked on Monday following the 2-1 defeat against Atalanta, and it was widely reported that Malesani would arrive as the club's third coach of the current campaign.

That was confirmed in a brief statement on the official Rosanero website on Tuesday, and sees Gasperini make his return to coaching after being fired by Genoa in April last year.
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