Malesani: Supporters demonstration was normal

The new boss of Palermo believes that the fans’ protest at the third managerial appointment this campaign is nothing out of the ordinary as he settles into life at Renzo Barbera

New Palermo coach Alberto Malesani has said that the demonstration organised by the fans ahead of his appointment is normal under the circumstances.

President Maurizio Zamparini’s car was reportedly targeted by the fans who are unhappy with the unrest at the club.

Malesani is the third appointment of the Serie A campaign for the Rosanero and the new coach admits that the fans’ protest is understandable.

“Yesterday’s protest was normal and I did not see anything barbaric,” Malesani told reporters.

The 58-year-old coach also revealed he is looking forward to meeting his players when they return from their international commitments towards the end of the week.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to work with many of the core players for a few days, as they are away on international duty. [When they return] there will be a discussion on tactics, but right now the most important aspect is the psychological one, so we are working on that first of all."

Malesani also said he will be looking towards the experience of his senior players to help him in the early stages of his new job.

“Fabrizio Miccoli and Massimo Donati have experience and that can be crucial in these situations. I will rely heavily on those two, especially when it comes to the locker room environment.

“I think positive and after seeing the statistics I told the president this team has a great midfield. I will try to make the most of these players.”