Genoa's players have written a statement on the club's official website thanking Gian Piero Gasperini for his work at the club.
The 52-year-old was sacked yesterday afternoon after five seasons in charge.
He got Genoa back into the top flight after a long absence and also qualified for Europe.
"All the team salutes and thanks Gasperini again for the result obtained and the time spent together," read the statement.
"We shared many joys and few difficult moments. We give a heartfelt thanks for the promotion to Serie A, the consolidation at a high level, the return in Europe after 17 years, the satisfaction that makes part of your history and our history.
"Moreover we welcome the new Coach Davide Ballardini and his collaborators, and we put ourselves at their disposition."