Sacked Birkirkara coach on verge of joining Palermo

Serie A team Palermo are in the final stages of talks to sign former Birkirkara and Floriana coach Giovanni Tedesco

Former Birkirkara and Floriana coach Giovanni Tedesco
Former Birkirkara and Floriana coach Giovanni Tedesco

Facing a disastrous season, Palermo are making many drastic changes to their technical staff in a bid to recover before the end of the season.

According to reports on gianlucadimarzio.com, Tedesco will sign a six-month contract as first team coach.

The fact that present coach, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, does not have the necessary license requirements to coach a Serie A side from the bench during matches is causing a problem for Palermo.

This forced the management to look for a temporary replacement until the latter obtains the necessary qualifications.

A former footballer, Tedesco played with several Serie A clubs including Fiorentina, Genoa and Palermo.

Tedesco was the coach of Floriana during the 2014/2015 BOV Premier League. Tedesco then took over the reigns at Birkirkara during the 2015/2016 season, but was dismissed after the 4-0 defeat to Valletta.

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