Relegation threaten side “Genoa” have announced coach Aurelio Andreazzoli has been sacked after just eight games in charge.
So far, the north-western Italian side have won just one game against Fiorentina on September 1st after holding Roma in their opener.
They have subsequently lost five of their six games since and are currently second from bottom of the league table of the Serie A with 20 goals conceded after Sunday’s 5-1 defeat to Parma.
Media reports reveals that Brazilian-born former Italian footballer Thiago Motta, 37, is set to take over from the 65-year-old Andreazzoli.
Thiago Motta was formerly Barcelona and Atletico Madrid midfielder, he played for one season with Genoa, before moving to Inter Milan in 2009. He also played for Paris Saint-Germain for six seasons from 2012.
Genoa narrowly escaped relegation from Serie A last season on the final day under Cesare Prandelli at the expense of Andreazzoli’s Empoli.
Aurelio Andreazzoli, who had kept Empoli in Serie A in the 2017/2018 campaign, took over from Prandelli as head coach of Genoa in June 2019.