Football legend, Andriy Shevchenko sacked as Genoa manager after just nine games in charge

Andriy Shevchenko was fired as Genoa’s manager after only nine Serie A games in charge.

On November 7, the former Chelsea and AC Milan striker signed a contract extension until 2024, but a Coppa Italia extra-time defeat to his previous side AC Milan was the final straw after a poor run of play. Since taking over, he had won all of the team’s league games.

‘Genoa CFC announces the dismissal of coach Andriy Shevchenko,’ the club said in a statement on Saturday.

‘The club appreciates the coach’s and his staff’s efforts over the last few months.’

Shevchenko, who was previously Ukraine manager, has overseen nine league defeats, with his only victory in 11 games a 1-0 win over Salernitana in the Italy Cup.

Former Genoa defender Abdoulay Konko has been promoted from the youth setup to take charge of the team on a temporary basis, with the assistant of Roberto Murgita. 

Genoa’s next game is away to Fiorentina in Serie A on Monday 

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