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Sunday January 5 2020
Nicola: 'Genoa back to Plan A'

Davide Nicola described how he adjusted Genoa on his debut for a 2-1 win over Sassuolo, referring back to Aurelio Andreazzoli more than Thiago Motta.

This was the Grifone’s first victory since October 26, which was the debut of their last coach, Thiago Motta.

Nicola represents the third different tactician to sit on the Genoa bench this season, as Andreazzoli was fired on October 22.

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Saturday January 4 2020
Nicola: 'Honoured to be Genoa coach'

Davide Nicola is “honoured to be the coach” of Genoa, but warns they must start from scratch against Sassuolo. “Today a mini-season begins.”

He is the third coach of the campaign to sit on the Marassi bench, as Aurelio Andreazzoli lasted until October 22 and Thiago Motta was fired over the Christmas break.

“This is my fifth day on the job,” said Nicola in his presentation press conference. “You cannot imagine how honoured I feel to be the coach of this club.

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BLOG ITALIA
Tuesday December 31 2019
No Lanterna at end of Genoa tunnel

These are worrying times for Genoa and Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall tries to make sense of the mess in Liguria.

Forget criticising Thiago Motta for the 2-7-1 formation. The idea is a sound one and is nothing more than how the team would be set out if offensively when in possession. It is basically a 3-4-2-1 out of possession and something Pep Guardiola has often used. The fact is, Motta did not stand a chance at Genoa, neither would Mikel Arteta, Fabio Grosso or any other up and coming coach one can think of. That is simply because the environment Motta had to work in reeked of short termism and desperation.

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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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Saturday December 28 2019
Nicola taking over at Genoa

New Genoa coach Davide Nicola is currently working at the training centre, but it’s reported he hasn’t been confirmed because the club wants to first terminate Thiago Motta’s contract.

Nicola arrived last night to work out the final details and agree a six-month deal, with option to extend for another season if he manages to avoid relegation.

He is also at the club’s Pegli training ground today with his staff, but has not yet been announced in his role.

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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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NEWS
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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Saturday December 21 2019
Genoa to sack Motta, hire Lopez

Genoa were expected to fire Thiago Motta and have already agreed terms with Diego Lopez, even before the 4-0 defeat to Inter had ended.

There had been reports in Uruguay this morning that a deal was done with former Cagliari, Palermo, Bologna and Penarol coach Lopez.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Diego Lopez set for Genoa job?

There are reports from Uruguay that Diego Lopez has already been chosen to replace Thiago Motta on the Genoa bench, regardless of today’s result with Inter.

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According to Uruguayan paper La Prensa, Diego Lopez has agreed terms with Genoa and will be presented to the media on December 27.

The 45-year-old coach had until recently been in charge of Penarol, but his contract expires this month.

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