New Palermo coach
The former Inter Milan boss has replaced
And Gasperini, who took charge of his first training session on Tuesday morning, believes upcoming matches against Atalanta, Pescara and Chievo give his side an excellent opportunity to kick-start its season.
"I see the scepticism around this team, but I'm very confident," he told reporters.
"Three games in a few days we see as an opportunity to boost ourselves immediately.
"We have before us a balanced championship. I'm sure that we will train a team determined to prove its worth and willing to convince fans through the performance and results."
Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri will play Serie A football for the first time after Sassuolo claimed a maiden Serie B title with a 1-0 victory over third place Livorno.