FORMER Chelsea player Andriy Shevchenko has taken over as Genoa’s new manager. Shevchenko has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with t
FORMER Chelsea player Andriy Shevchenko has taken over as Genoa’s new manager.
Shevchenko has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Grifone after reaching an agreement with club owners 777 Partners.
The Serie A outfit confirmed the news on their official website where they also celebrated the legendary’s striker’s illustrious career that saw him winning the 2003 Champions League with AC Milan as well as the 2004 Ballon d’Or.
Genoa announced: “Genoa CFC announces that Andriy Shevchenko has reached an agreement with 777 Partners and will lead the Grifone until 30 June, 2024.
“As a footballer, Shevchenko won, among other things, the Ballon d’Or in 2004 and the Champions League in 2003.
“In his coaching career he led the Ukrainian national team from July 2016 to their historic placement in the top eight teams of Europe at Euro 2020.
“Genoa CFC and 777 Partners warmly welcome Mr Shevchenko and wish him a fruitful job at the helm of the oldest club in Italy.”
Shevchenko is now set for baptism by fire as he will take on his former manager Jose Mourinho after the international break.
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Genoa are scheduled to lock horns with struggling Roma at the Luigi Ferraris on November 21.
The Ukrainian head coach spent a year under Mourinho at Chelsea after his arrival from Milan in 2006.
The 45-year-old struggled to replicate his stunning success with the Rossoneri during his three-year stint at Stamford Bridge.
He replaces Davide Ballardini, who was sacked by Genoa with the club hovering in 17th position – just a place above the relegation zone.
The Serie A club’s hopes have been boosted as Shevchenko knows everything about Italian football having won the 2003 Coppa Italia and the 2004 league title.
The former Ukraine boss, who led his country to the quarter-finals of Euro 2020, will reportedly be joined by fellow Milan great Mauro Tassotti as his assistant.
The rest of his team will be comprised of Andrea Maldera, Raul Riancho and former Tottenham striker Serhij Rebrov.
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