In today's edition of "Least Surprising News From the World of Football," comes this gem: Palermo have fired Beppe Sannino and replaced him with Gian Piero Gasperini. Maurizio Zamparini, owner of the rosanero, is well-known for being a patient, gentle soul...ok, that sentence is impossible to write without laughing. Zampa is an impatient owner with a finger in every dish, dashing out scoops of crazy atop every plate.
What's actually surprising about this news is that Sannino, hired in the summer, lasted three entire matches, presiding over a 3-0 home opening defeat to Napoli before losing at Lazio by the same scoreline. This week, his side allowed Cagliari to come back for a 1-1 draw. According to Zamparini, Sannino began by making a mess in preseason and just continued on from there, doing absolutely everything wrong.
So he's gone to Gasperini, who's latest record isn't exactly a model for getting things right: last seen at the start of last season, he coached Inter Milan for just five league matches, earning just one point in the process. A home defeat to "Who has heard of these guys" Trabzonspor in the Champions League before a 3-1 loss to newly-promoted Novara proved to be the final nails in the coffin for his nerazzurri career.