Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has decided to put the Serie A club up for sale.
A 3-1 defeat to Milan on Wednesday was the final straw for Zamparini, who feels Italian football is weighted heavily in favour of the top sides.
He believes the defeat at the San Siro saw several key decisions go in favour of Milan.
Zamparini posted a statement on the club’s official website saying: “I have given the task to find an advisor that can be in charge of the sale of the shares of Palermo.
“My decision is clear even though I feel pain to leave the beautiful Palermo fans with whom I am very close to.
“Certainly the new owner of Palermo will have to be at the level to guarantee the aims of a great club.
“This decision is down to the fact that I feel defeated by a world where the sporting values are more and more forgotten, and where the economic and media power of three or four clubs – who want to divide the scudetto among themselves – reign.
“I am tired of fighting, especially considering my age. I hope to leave the club to young people that have the enthusiasm and the strength to fight in order to change for the better what I have not been able to achieve.”
Zamparini bought Palermo in 2002 and led them to promotion to the Italian top flight two years later.