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Maurizio Zamparini steps down as president of struggling Palermo

Maurizio Zamparini has quit as president of Palermo.

Maurizio Zamparini has relinquished his duties as president of Serie A strugglers Palermo.

The 75-year-old businessman has owned Palermo since 2002, helping the Sicilians return to the top flight after a long absence, while Francesco Guidolin even took them into Europe 12 years ago.

He has since made a reputation for himself as a manager sacker, employing no fewer than 20 men in the role of head coach since Guidolin's successful reign ended in the last decade.

A statement published on Palermo's...

Juventus edge Inter Milan to go six points clear; AC Milan lose at home

Gab Marcotti delves into the Derby d'Italia as Juventus were able to end Inter Milan's seven-game win streak in Serie A.

Juventus extended their Serie A lead to six points after a 1-0 defeat of Inter Milan in the Derby d'Italia at the Juventus Stadium on Sunday.

Juan Cuadrado's stunning long-range strike just before the break proved the only goal the hosts would need so sink their arch rivals in a tense affair which produced seven yellow cards on the day.

Juventus twice hit the post in the first half as they looked most likely to break through, and were rewarded for their persistence by the Colombia international...

Palermo hire Diego Lopez for 11th coaching change in two seasons

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has hired his fourth coach this season.

Palermo have hired their fourth coach of the season after Diego Lopez signed a contract through June 30, 2018.

The Uruguayan's first match in charge will be at third-place Napoli on Sunday.

The 42-year-old Lopez, who has previously coached Cagliari and Bologna, replaces Eugenio Corini, who resigned on Tuesday after guiding Palermo to only one win in seven matches.

Palermo lose third coach of season after Eugenio Corini resigns

Eugenio Corini resigned at Palermo two days after their loss to Inter Milan.

Eugenio Corini resigned as Palermo coach on Tuesday after guiding the Sicilian club to only one win in seven matches. The move came two days after Palermo were beaten 1-0 at home by Inter Milan.

"This is a decision that I've taken with integrity and lucidness, which makes me feel great pain, but which seems the fairest and most logical option right now," Corini said, according to the ANSA news agency.

Corini was hired in November as Palermo's third coach of the season.

Davide Ballardini coached...