Monday April 2 2012
Genoa sack Marino, recall Malesani

As expected, Genoa have dispensed with the services of Coach Pasquale Marino and brought back Alberto Malesani in his place.

Marino has been removed from his position of office after 14 games in charge of the Grifone. In that time he picked up 13 points, his team scored 22 goals, but they also conceded 32.

Week 30’s 5-4 defeat at Inter proved to be the final straw, with the team dropping down in 16th position and taking the League’s worst defensive record so far.

President Enrico Preziosi’s decision to replace him with former Coach Alberto Malesani was confirmed at the same time as Marino’s departure was announced.

“Genoa announces that they have called to the helm Coach Alberto Malesani and his staff,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“The club is grateful for the work done by Coach Pasquale Marino, his deputy Massimo Mezzini and assistant Catello Senatore, who have all been removed from their positions.”

Genoa picked up 21 points from 16 games played under Malesani this season, before he was originally sacked for losing 6-1 away to Napoli in December.

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