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Soccer nice Andriy Shevchenko named as Genoa coach

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Genoa employed former AC Milan and Chelsea ahead Andriy Shevchenko as coach on Sunday, a day after firing Davide Ballardini.

The 45-year-old Shevchenko signed a contract till June 2024.

Shevchenko stop his solely earlier teaching place, answerable for Ukraine, in August. He steered the nationwide workforce to the European Championship quarterfinals for the primary time in its historical past earlier than being eradicated by England.

Genoa’s new American homeowners, personal funding agency 777 Companions, acted after only one win in 12 Serie A matches this season.

“Kicking off this new journey to convey again Genoa to its nice historical past,” Shevchenko stated in a submit on Instagram.

Genoa is the oldest soccer membership in Italy however gained the final of its 9 Italian league titles in 1924. It has usually discovered itself preventing relegation lately and Friday’s draw at Empoli left it within the drop zone and led to Ballardini’s dismissal.

“Genoa proclaims that Andriy Shevchenko has reached an settlement with 777 Companions and can lead the Grifone till June 30, 2024,” Genoa stated in a press release, earlier than naming a few of Shevchenko’s achievements as a participant and coach.

“Genoa and 777 Companions warmly welcome coach Shevchenko and need him a fruitful time answerable for the oldest membership in Italy.”

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