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Thursday October 11 2018
Preziosi: ‘I’m not crazy’

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi defends his decision to sack Davide Ballardini and bring back Ivan Juric - “believe me, I’m not crazy”.

In a surprise move this week the Italian was sacked, despite having won three of the last five games and his side sitting three points off fourth with a game in hand.

Juric, who has already been sacked twice and has a win record of 25 per cent with the Rossoblu, was brought back to replace him.

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Tuesday October 9 2018
Ballardini, third time not the charm

Davide Ballardini has been fired by Genoa for the third time, although 2017-18 was the first time he started a season at Marassi.

The tactician was given the push today and replaced by his predecessor Ivan Juric, despite picking up four wins and three defeats in seven rounds.

It’s not a new experience for Ballardini, who hasn’t seen out a complete season since Sambenedettese in Serie C in 2004-05.

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Tuesday October 9 2018
Preziosi: 'Ballardini a terrible Coach!'

Genoa President Enrico Preziosi did not hold back when explaining why he sacked Davide Ballardini. “He’s a terrible Coach!”

The tactician was fired today and replaced by his predecessor Ivan Juric, who had been dismissed in November 2017.

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Tuesday October 9 2018
Official: Ballardini out, Juric in

Genoa have officially confirmed that they have sacked Davide Ballardini, replacing him with former Coach Ivan Juric.

The Grifone have won three of their last five Serie A matches, and sit just three points off fourth place with a game in hand.

Despite that, it was reported earlier today that the defeat to Parma at the weekend had prompted President Enrico Preziosi to pull the trigger, and that has now been confirmed.

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Tuesday October 9 2018
Report: Genoa sack Ballardini

It’s reported that Genoa will sack Davide Ballardini, bringing back last season’s Coach Ivan Juric.

The Grifone were battling relegation last season before appointing Ballardini for a third spell on the bench.

The Ligurian side currently sit 11th in Serie A, and have won three of their last five matches.

Despite that, Sky Sport Italia is reporting that President Enrico Preziosi has decided to sack Ballardini following the 3-1 home loss to Parma at the weekend.

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Sunday September 30 2018
Ballardini: 'Piatek runs the game'

Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini said top scorer Krzysztof Piatek isn’t just contributing goals. “He is first to track back and help.”

Piatek was on target with another brace in the 2-1 victory away to Frosinone, taking his tally to eight goals in just six Serie A games.

“I see more and more of a collective becoming a team,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Tuesday September 25 2018
Ballardini: ‘Rossi never doped’

Genoa Coach Davide Ballardini is certain that his former player Giuseppe Rossi isn’t guilty of doping.

The Italian international spent the second half of last season with the Grifone, but he wasn’t offered a contract for this term.

Today it emerged that he has failed a doping test, and will have a hearing on October 1 at which he risks being banned for a year.

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Monday September 24 2018
Genoa consider Davide Nicola?

Genoa are reportedly considering former Crotone boss Davide Nicola if Davide Ballardini struggles in his next three games.

According to Secolo XIX, Genoa President Enrico Preziosi was ‘visibly annoyed’ with his club’s 4-1 defeat to Lazio on Sunday.

The result came just three weeks after the Rossoblu conceded five goals at Sassuolo, and the newspaper warns Ballardini’s position is under threat.

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Sunday September 23 2018
Ballardini: 'Genoa too passive'

Davide Ballardini took decisive action to make Genoa less “passive” against Lazio, but couldn’t prevent the 4-1 defeat.

The Grifone were ultimately knocked down 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico by a Ciro Immobile brace, Felipe Caicedo and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

“The game was open up until their fourth goal. I liked our performance in the second half, but in the first we allowed Lazio to play and take the initiative too much,” the Coach told Radio Rai.

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Saturday September 22 2018
Ballardini: 'Genoa belief at Lazio'

Davide Ballardini has injury problems for Genoa ahead of the trip to his old club Lazio. “You can’t compete without belief.”

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“Lazio have been very clear in their approach for the last few years, bringing in players with a lot of experience and quality,” said the ex-Aquile boss in his Press conference.

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