Published On: Wed, Feb 6th, 2013

Lo Monaco reveals he had Palermo’s best interests in mind

has admitted that was not big enough to contain both he and owner ’s ego.

The ex-general manager resigned and Gian Piero Gasperini was sacked on Monday, highlighting the disarray at the joint last placed club.

This comes after Giuseppe Sannino and Giorgio Perinetti were both canned in September, although Perinetti has been rehired as the new director of football.

“I wanted to build a great Palermo. That was my idea,” Lo Monaco told Mediagol.

“The first thing I was told was that we had two strong characters [he and Zamparini] and it was clear that there was only space for the owner of the club.”

“I can only acknowledge that. What I tried to do, especially in the last month, was a great task.”

“Sending 13 players away and buying 10, practically erasing a lot of the problems that could have arisen in the future is a good thing I think. Especially in light of the fact that the financial budget was not touched, in fact, there is word that it is even better.”

“[German] Denis was a real target if Atalanta signed another striker? We were there, we were not sleeping, as we were aware of the situation. But you don’t get anywhere with “if’s” or “but’s”.”

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Adriano Boin

- A passionate F.C. Internazionale supporter since the young age of 10, my love for the club came about on a family trip to Italy after their signing of Roberto Baggio. Much to the dismay of my father (a Milan fan) my love for the club only grew stronger and has taken me on trips to Genova and Boston to see my club in action. The greatest of these journeys was being blessed by incredible luck (to which this day I still cannot comprehend) which allowed me to travel to Madrid, see the 2010 Champions League Final in the flesh and experience a week-long trip that will probably never be surpassed. Feel free to add me on Twitter to talk about Inter, Italy or calcio in general @Boin44

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