Ukrainian Andriy Shevchenko fired as head coach post at Italy’s Genoa CFC

18 January 2022, 08:15 AM

Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchenko has been fired as head coach of Italy’s Genoa football club, the club said in a statement on Jan. 15.

He had been the team’s top coach for just over two months.

While the club did not provide a reason for Shevchenko’s firing, the Serie A club had posted poor results in Italy’s top league, winning only one and drawing three – while losing six – out of the eleven matches Shevchenko oversaw, placing the club at risk of relegation.

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The club’s leading team will now be temporarily managed by Abdoulaye Konko, who previously served as the coach of the club’s youth team.

Shevchenko was appointed head coach of Genoa on Nov. 7, 2021, replacing Davide Ballardini. On Jan. 5, amid rumors of Shevchenko’s removal, Polish media reported that he was being considered for the job of head coach of the Polish national team.

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