Gasperini confident at Palermo

Italian tactician understands it will not be an easy job

Gian Piero Gasperini: Italian has been appointed the new coach of struggling Serie A outfit Palermo

Newly-appointed Palermo coach Gian Piero Gasperini has insisted that he is confident of turning around the club's current slump in form.

The Sicilian outfit are currently third from bottom in Serie A, having picked up just one point from three matches.

Palermo sacked Giuseppe Sannino as their coach at the weekend following their 1-1 draw with Cagliari and appointed Gasperini as his replacement.

The former Inter Milan coach conducted his first training session on Tuesday and is confident of an upturn in results.

Boost

"I see the scepticism around this team, but I'm very confident," he told reporters.

"Three games in a few days we see as an opportunity to boost ourselves immediately.

"We have before us a balanced championship. I'm sure that we will train a team determined to prove its worth and willing to convince fans through the performance and results."

Palermo's next three games are against Atalanta, Pescara and Chievo.