Arrived last November to replace Davide Ballardini, Andryi Shevchenko is already leaving his post as coach at Genoa. 19th in Serie A, the Italian club has not won in the league since September.
Times are very hard for Genoa. Author of a very complicated start to the season, the club bought last September by the investment company 777 Partners had taken the lead to tip the balance in its favor.
To mark the occasion, the American company had chosen to call on a big name in football, in this case Andryi Shevchenko. The 2004 Ballon d’Or came from a five-year experience as Ukraine coach. Barely two months after taking office, the former striker is already leaving Genoa: « The club thanks the coach and his staff for the hard work they have done in recent months, » said the Italian club on Saturday.
A catastrophic record
Under the orders of the Ukrainian, the bottom of the Italian championship has won only one of its last ten games, and it was in the Italian Cup against Salernitana (1-0). In the elite, Sirigu’s teammates have alternated between defeats and draws since the victory last September against Cagliari (2-3).
While waiting for a replacement to be named, former Lazio Roma right-back Abdoulay Konko will take over as interim. The next match will be against Fiorentina on Monday (8:45 p.m.). Remember that Genoa remains on a defeat in the Cup against AC Milan (3-1).