Palermo have appointed Roberto De Zerbi as head coach after the resignation of Davide Ballardini, the Italian club said on Tuesday (palermocalcio.it).
The 37-year-old De Zerbi has been in charge at third-tier club Foggia for the past two years, helping them win the 2015-2016 Lega Pro cup.
De Zerbi, who left the club last month by mutual agreement, has no previous Serie A coaching experience.
On Sunday Palermo's president Maurizio Zamparini announced that the club will be sold to a group headed by Italian American entrepreneur Frank Cascio. He said the deal is subject to due diligence.
(Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdynia, editing by Neil Robinson)