Palermo has sacked coach
The 55-year-old only joined the club in June on a two-year deal, but has led Palermo to one draw and two defeats so far in the league.
A 1-1 stalemate at home to Cagliari proved his final match in charge, with Palermo announcing Sannino's dismissal in a short statement.
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Gasperini has been without a post since being sacked by Inter Milan last September.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis insists there is 'nothing official yet' regarding its hunt for a coach amid widespread speculation Rafael Benitez will be the new man in the hotseat.