Thiago Motta: Genoa name ex-Barcelona star as new manager after sacking Andreazzoli

Thiago Motta: Genoa name ex-Barcelona star as new manager after sacking Andreazzoli

- Thiago Motta, former Genoa player, has been named as club's new boss

- The 37-year-old will be officially unveiled on Wednesday afternoon

- Former manager Aurelio Andreazzoli was sent parking on Tuesday due to poor form

Thiago Motta has been named the new manager of Serie A side Genoa after sacking former boss Aurelio Andreazzoli on Tuesday, October 22.

According to reports coming out of the Italian outfit, the 37-year-old Motta, who plied his trade with the likes of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Genoa, will be unveiled to fans on Wednesday.

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Interestingly, Andreazzoli's sack was due to the club’s poor-run in the new season that see them on 19th in Serie A table, a result that saw them part ways with a manager they handed the job back in June for Motta.

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Genoa have tasted just one win in their opening eight fixtures.

Despite coaching PSG's Under 19s since retiring from active football in 2018, this will be Motta's first senior management job.

Genoa hosts Brescia in the league on Saturday night, October 26, and Motta is expected to be on the dugout come match-day.

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