A President to make a Sensibile decision in the summer

Pasquale Sensibile is a man in demand, and it is easy to see why. Novara’s director of sport has overseen their promotion from the Lega Pro Prima Divisione in the 2009/10 season and as they currently sit fourth in Serie B, that could become two promotions in two seasons since he joined the club in May 2009.
At the very least Novara will enter the play-offs at the end of the season, no mean feat considering the division they were in last year and this is testament to the impact of one of the most impressive young sporting directors in Italian football right now.
Sensibile has been gaining his reputation for a number of years. He worked as a scout at Juventus, appointed in 2006 at the same time Didier Deschamps became their Coach. He was harshly sacked in March 2008 – many believe it had nothing to do with his performances as scout – and quickly moved on to Palermo where he spent a year as head scout under their then director of sport Walter Sabatini.
It is at Palermo where he seems to have learned many of his skills. Sabatini himself has a reputation as one of the best for discovering unknown talent, and Sensibile has made reference to his time at Palermo as being important for the work he is now doing at Novara. Indeed, he has been using his links with his former club ever since he arrived in Piedmont, and the quality of player he has been able to acquire has certainly benefitted the club over the two seasons he has been sporting director.
Shortly after taking over from Sergio Borgo at Novara in the summer of 2009, he signed Palermo’s No. 2 goalkeeper Samir Ujkani on loan (who has kept 12 clean sheets in 30 appearances in 2010/11), and he secured the Rosanero’s young defender Michel Morganella at the start of the current campaign.
Sensibile’s best work, however, has been the signing of Pablo González, the little-known Argentine striker who he took from his home country to Italy at the start of the 2009/10 season. He initially had difficulty breaking the hugely successful Cristian Bertani-Simone Motta partnership that helped the club gain promotion from the Prima Divisione, but has come to the fore this season and is their joint top scorer in Serie B with 13 goals. His success saw him signed by Palermo in January (he will move to the club in the summer after Novara’s Serie B campaign) for 50% of Ujkani and Morganella.
The rise of Novara and Sensibile has seen bigger clubs take notice, and it seems likely he will move on. He was initially linked to the director of sport role at Roma after Thomas Di Benedetto’s takeover, but this position now seems destined for his former mentor Sabatini. Maurizio Zamparini, who has a vacancy for a sporting director at Palermo, is now interested in taking his former employee back to Sicily: ”Sensibile has a very good chance [of becoming the new director of sport] if Novara will let him go.”
If his efforts at Novara are anything to go by, it would be one of the more sensible decisions of Zamparini has made.

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