Palermo close on Sannino
President claims deal to sign coach is 'practically done'
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: May 28, 2012 4:28pm
Giuseppe Sannino: Poised to take over at Palermo for next season
Palermo are on the brink of appointing Siena boss Giuseppe Sannino as their new coach, according to the club's president Maurizio Zamparini.
After gaining promotion to the Serie A last season, Siena retained their top-flight status under Sannino this term following his arrival from Varese last summer.
The 55-year-old Italian will replace Bortu Mutti at the helm after he guided the club for the last few months of the campaign, overseeing a 16th-placed finish.
Zamparini expects Sannino to be unveiled in the near future, with the deal nearly wrapped up.
He told the Italian League: "For Sannino only the official announcement is missing but I'd say the affair is practically done."