Sheva sacked! Milan legend dumped after 11 games
Andriy Shevchenko has been sacked as head coach of Serie A club Genoa after just 11 games in charge of the club.
Following his retirement from the game in 2012, he went into coaching with the Ukraine national team four years later.
He quit the post in August to move into club management but has quickly found to his cost the cut-and-thrust nature of the job, lasting barely two months in charge before being sacked.
“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,” a statement published on social media has indicated.
🔴🔵 Il Genoa Cfc comunica che il tecnico Andriy #Shevchenko è stato sollevato dall’incarico. Il Club ringrazia l’allenatore e il suo staff per il lavoro svolto con impegno in questi mesi.— Genoa CFC (@GenoaCFC) January 15, 2022
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Shevchenko at Genoa
He took command of the team in November from Davide Ballardini with the club 17th in the standings, yet their disastrous season has only continued – and in fact has got worse.
Shevchenko’s record is a lamentable one.
In his 11 fixtures, Genoa’s only victory came against Salernitana, now the only side below them in the league, in the Coppa Italia. In Serie A, meanwhile, Genoa lost six of the nine fixtures that Shevchenko oversaw and failed to win a single one of them.
Moreover, his side were lifeless offensively, managing just three league goals during his tenure.
His final match in charge came against his former club Milan in the Coppa Italia in midweek. Genoa held a 1-0 lead for much of that game but after an Olivier Giroud equaliser 15 minutes from time, the home side won through in extra-time.
Genoa have indicated that Abdoulay Konko will take over from Shevchenko in the meantime.