New Coach Pasquale Marino has outlined his vision for Genoa, complete with a 4-3-3 system and “the quality of Cristobal Jorquera.”
The tactician was drafted in this week after a 6-1 defeat to Napoli prompted the sacking of Alberto Malesani.
“I could’ve played for Genoa in 1982, but they told me I would only be signed in case of relegation. Fortunately for them, they survived in Serie A,” Marino revealed to the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I’ve already viewed some Genoa games this season, while I had others sent to me on DVD. Now I can abandon the ‘job’ of being a taxi driver for my daughter and concentrate on work!”
This is Marino’s first employment since he was fired by Parma in April, but he is not new to stepping into Malesani’s shoes.
“The first time I replaced Malesani, I then earned European qualification with Udinese, but let’s stay calm here.
“I think this team can play with a 4-3-3 system. I already worked with Giandomenico Mesto and Luca Antonelli, while I really like Palacio and believe in the quality of Jorquera. I think Jorquera can do what Sebastian Giovinco did with me at Parma.
“I like to give a clear identity to my teams. The only time I failed to achieve that was at Parma and it disappointed me. It was the only place where I couldn’t win over the fans.”
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