Friday May 31 2013
Ballardini no, Liverani yes?

Enrico Preziosi has indicated that Davide Ballardini won’t be Genoa Coach next year, as reports suggest Fabio Liverani will be.

Ballardini returned to the Grifone in January as a replacement for Gigi Del Neri and was thought to be alongside Del Neri and Andrea Stramaccioni as a potential candidate to have the bench for the start of 2013-14.

However, the club’s President has indicated that this is unlikely.

“Ballardini? I will not encounter him ever again, maybe I have already done so and we have said goodbye,” Preziosi told Telenord this week.

“The next Coach? I’m busy on other things, I’m sorry, if I have not decided to talk about it then there is a reason.

“In the meantime, there have already been 11 names…”

Meanwhile, La Repubblica believe that Preziosi has already chosen former Lazio, Fiorentina and Palermo midfielder Liverani for Coach.

The 37-year-old has been in charge of Genoa’s Primavera side of late, taking them to the end of season play-offs in this year’s Campionato Primavera.

It is reported that Preziosi has a strong relationship with Liverani and has made him an offer.