The AC Milan legend is back in Serie A after taking on his second job as a manager at Genoa.
Genoa have confirmed the appointment of Andriy Shevchenko as their next manager.
After days of speculation, Shevchenko’s fate is now official. The Ukrainian has accepted a two-and-a-half-year contract offer until June 2024 to take charge at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium.
It’s only the second managerial job the former striker has taken since hanging up his boots in 2012, having coached the Ukraine national team from 2016 right until Euro 2020 in the summer.
🔴🔵 Andriy #Shevchenko è il nuovo allenatore del Genoa. Benvenuto, mister!
🇺🇸🇬🇧 @jksheva7 is the new Genoa head coach.
— Genoa CFC (@GenoaCFC) November 7, 2021
Shevchenko’s appointment comes less than 24 hours after Genoa fired his predecessor, Davide Ballardini.
The Italian club broke the news about Shevchenko with a sly hint on a Twitter post, bearing the Ukraine flag. The manager then retweeted it to confirm his new job to the fans.
— Andriy Shevchenko (@jksheva7) November 7, 2021
The 45-year-old, who scored 175 goals in 322 games and won the Ballon d’Or at AC Milan, is tasked with returning Genoa back to form following a poor start to the season.
The Griffin sit down in 17th place in Serie A and are only outside the relegation zone due to goal difference at the moment.
Ex-AC Milan star Mauro Tassotti, Andrea Maldera, Raul Riancho, former Ukraine and Tottenham striker Serhij Rebrov are all set to join Shevchenko as part of his backroom staff.
He will make his Genoa debut at home to Jose Mourinho’s Roma on November 21.