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Andriy Shevchenko sacked after nightmare start as Genoa manager

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The Italian side confirmed the manager’s departure, barely two months after he was appointed.

Andriy Shevchenko’s two-month spell as Genoa manager has officially ended following a poor run of results.

The former Ukraine boss signed a two-and-a-year deal on November 7 to replace the fired  Davide Ballardini  at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium for his first managerial role at club level.

However, the partnership proved an unfruitful one. Shevchenko claimed only one win from his 11 games in charge, settling for three draws and losing seven times. His lack of results saw Genoa slide from 17th down to 19th-place in the Serie A table, five points away from safety.

Shevchenko’s final appearance in the Genoa dugout was in Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat to former club AC Milan in the last-16 of the Coppa Italia, which went into extra-time at San Siro.

“Genoa Cfc announces that coach Andriy Shevchenko has been relieved of his post. The Club thanks the coach and his staff for the hard work they have done in recent months,” read a statement.

Genoa coaches Abdoulay Konko and Roberto Murgita, both former Serie A footballers, will take over first-team duties until a permanent replacement for Shevchenko is appointed.

Reports have linked former Hertha BSC and Stuttgart boss Bruno Labbadia with the manager’s job recently.

Genoa return to action on Monday evening away to Fiorentina in Serie A.