Andriy Shevchenko dismissed as Genoa head coach after two months and 11 games in charge


Andriy Shevchenko has been dismissed from his role as Genoa head coach just two months after joining the Serie A side.

Shevchenko signed a contract until summer 2024 when he took over from Davide Ballardini on November 7, but has been unable to arrest Genoa’s poor form.

In his 11 matches in charge of Genoa, Shevchenko won only a Coppa Italia second-round tie against Salernitana, drawing three games and losing the remaining seven. Genoa sit 19th in the Serie A table — one place lower than when the former Chelsea and AC Milan striker arrived — and are five points away from safety.

Abdoulay Konko, the former right-back who played for Genoa between 2007-8 and in 2011, will take interim charge of the team.

A statement from Genoa on Saturday read: “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.

“The technical leadership of the first team will be temporarily entrusted to Mr. Abdoulay Konko, assisted by Roberto Murgita.”

Shevchenko had previously been the head coach of the Ukrainian national team. The 45-year-old stepped down from that role after guiding them to the European Championship quarter-finals over the summer.

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