Last Updated: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:32
Gian Piero Gasperini has been handed the backing of Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini who says his job is safe.
The Rosaneri boss saw his side lose 3-0 at Bologna on Sunday after three red cards for the visitors who are now only out of the bottom three on goal difference.
However, rather than blame Gasperini, Zamparini has come out and hammered the club's players.
The president said: "It's not Gasperini's fault that we lost. The team is struggling because the players don't have the mentality for the fight.
"It was a strange day, the referee never really got involved in the first half, when I thought (Bologna midfielder Diego) Perez should have been sent off.
"The coach has asked for couple of wingers and we will sign them in January. It won't be easy but we're working hard."
Palermo return to action in Serie A on Saturday evening when they host seventh-placed Catania at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.
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