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Saturday December 28 2019
Official: Genoa appoint Nicola

Genoa have officially sacked Thiago Motta and brought in their third coach of the season, hiring Davide Nicola for six months with option to extend.

The former Crotone and Udinese boss arrived in the port city on Friday evening to work out the final details of the contract with President Enrico Preziosi.

Nicola’s contract runs to the end of the current campaign, with an option to extend for one more season if he rescues them from relegation.

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Friday December 27 2019
Genoa meet with Nicola?

Genoa are reportedly ready to meet with Davide Nicola, to offer him Thiago Motta’s job at the Marassi.

After the 4-0 loss to Inter at the Giuseppe Meazza, the reports have been claiming that Motta’s time at Genoa is up and Enrico Preziosi had allegedly offered the job to Davide Ballardini.

The lack of confirmation about Motta’s future in Genoa has made the situation a bit more complicated and Ballardini has reportedly rejected Preziosi approach.

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Tuesday December 24 2019
Genoa chaos over next coach

Genoa are in chaos, as Thiago Motta is practically fired, with Davide Ballardini rejecting a return, Diego Lopez unconvincing and Aurelio Andreazzoli potentially coming back.

The situation going into the Christmas break is one of total and utter confusion, as President Enrico Preziosi burned a few too many bridges.

They started the season under Andreazzoli, but he was fired on October 22 after two wins, two draws and five defeats in all competition.

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Monday December 23 2019
Report: Ballardini rejects Genoa

Davide Ballardini has reportedly rejected an offer to return to Genoa, who could now move for Diego Lopez or Aurelio Andreazzoli.

Thiago Motta headed for the winter break with back-to-back losses against Sampdoria and Inter, and the 4-0 defeat at San Siro could be his last at the helm.

Genoa are bottom of Serie A after 17 games and Gianluca Di Marzio reports President Enrico Preziosi reached out to Ballardini about a fourth spell in charge.

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Sunday December 22 2019
Genoa to recall Ballardini?

Incredibly, there are reports Genoa are trying to bring back Davide Ballardini, though Diego Lopez is flying in to replace Thiago Motta.

It had been assumed since Saturday morning that Thiago Motta would be sacked, even before the 4-0 defeat to Inter.

He only took over on October 22, overseeing two wins, three draws and five defeats.

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Friday December 20 2019
Prade: 'Montella replacement tough'

Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè practically confirmed Vincenzo Montella’s dismissal. “It’s not easy to find a strong replacement, but patience has its limits.”

For the second season in a row, the Viola are flirting with relegation, as this evening’s 4-1 home defeat to Roma means they picked up one point in the last six Serie A rounds.

“It’s a very tough moment, we can only apologise to the fans,” Pradè told Radio Bruno.

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Saturday December 14 2019
SPAL consider Semplici axe

SPAL coach Leonardo Semplici could be fired if he doesn’t get a good result against Roma on Sunday, with Beppe Iachini reportedly lined up.

According to Sportitalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, SPAL only gave their tactician a temporary reprieve and are considering their options.

That includes contacting former Sassuolo and Udinese boss Iachini to check for his availability.

Another candidate would be ex-Genoa coach Davide Ballardini.

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Monday November 11 2019
Gotti convinces Udinese?

Sportitalia is reporting Udinese are edging towards giving caretaker coach Luca Gotti the job on a permanent basis.

Gotti has been in charge of the Zebrette for the last two games since the sacking of Igor Tudor.

He won his opening match, a 3-1 victory over Genoa, and followed it up with a 0-0 draw at Napoli.

As per Sportitalia, the alternatives for the job - among them Walter Zenga, Massimo Carrera, Davide Ballardini and Moreno Longo - no longer convince Udinese's owners.

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Monday November 4 2019
Udinese meet Ballardini & Zenga

Davide Ballardini and Walter Zenga are now the favourites to fill Udinese’s managerial vacancy after attending interviews.

Igor Tudor was sacked last week and Udinese responded with a 3-1 win at Genoa on Sunday afternoon.

However, caretaker Luca Gotti has no interest in taking over on a full-time basis.

With that in mind, Sportitalia reports the Zebrette will make a decision on Tudor’s successor this evening.

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Monday June 3 2019
Serie A 2018-19 Season Review: Genoa

Always prone to getting in their own way, Genoa did everything possible to get themselves relegated this season and it nearly worked, writes Susy Campanale.

You can read the full team analysis as part of our 2018-19 Serie A Season Review HERE.

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