Serie A side Palermo reappoint Guidolin as coach

May 30, 2006

ROME, May 30 (Reuters) - Palermo have reappointed Francesco Guidolin as their coach, the Serie A club have announced on their website.

Under Guidolin, Palermo won promotion to Serie A in May 2004 then finished sixth in the 2004-05 season - their first in Italy's top flight for 32 years.

Guidolin, who spent last year coaching French side Monaco, replaces Giuseppe Papadopulo. Palermo finished eighth last season to earn a place in the Intertoto Cup.

'I restart the journey that was interrupted a year ago with renewed enthusiasm,' the 50-year-old Italian was quoted as saying in Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday.

'I'm delighted to return to Palermo's bench, but I don't want to add anything else until I've discussed my plans with the club.'

Guidolin has also had coaching spells at Vicenza, Atalanta and Udinese in Serie A.