Official: Genoa dismiss head coach Shevchenko

by | Jan 15, 2022 12:02

Genoa have officially announced that they’ve dismissed head coach Andriy Shevchenko.

The 45-year-old Ukrainian coach oversaw 11 matches in charge of the Rossoblu since his arrival back on November 7. He won one of those games, drawing three and losing the other seven, struggling to improve the club’s fate following the dismissal of previous coach Davide Ballardini.

Genoa thanked Shevchenko and his staff for their hard work, and announced that Under-17 coach Abdoulay Konko will take charge of the squad as the interim coach, until a permanent appointment is made.

Shevchenko previously found success in charge of the Ukrainian national team, overseeing 52 matches in his five years in the job. He guided the team to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals for the first time in their history, and he left the role shortly afterward.

The Ukrainian coach’s last game in charge of Genoa was their 3-1 loss to Milan in the Coppa Italia Round of 16.


  1. Milan Fan

    Why would you bring a coach from oversees if you just want to give your relegation battling team a quick shock? That would be a job best for the usual names like Davide Ballardini or Edy Reja. If you bring Shevchenko then give him time and a long project.

  2. Chris

    Very sorry to hear that. I think it was a wrong time, wrong place thing for Sheva and he’s not used to the pace and frequency of club football at management level but still I don’t see how sacking him with a few months left of the season will achieve for them.

  3. Rosario

    Change of ownership hasn’t changes the mentality of constant hiring and firing. What a farce. You could clearly see that vs Milan, the players were playing for him. Lack of quality is Genoa’s issue.

  4. DB Milan

    Come on home Sheva and Mauro. Maybe they could supervise Milan Lab and figure out whats going on.

  5. Tom

    New ownership will mismanage this team. Talent isn’t there to compete.

  6. LDN

    I hope Genoa suffer the same fate as Palermo. Absolute joke of a club. Who in their right mind will think they can stay long term at this place?! Not surprised the same old people get linked with the job as no one else wants the scraps of this mess. They deserve to be relegated.

  7. Rosario


    How owners, presidents and patrons act in charge of a club shouldn’t mean to wish badly on the entire club and their fans. Their fans haven’t done anything to deserve just misfortune filled wishes.

  8. Dan

    This is about as ridiculous as it gets! What a farce!

    Now what coach with half a brain would want to takeover as head coach now of Genoa after this debacle with Sheva (which is certainly not his fault)..

  9. Andy

    So he got 6 points from 11 games, while his predecessor managed 6 points from 10. But Sheva’s run included games against Juventus, Milan, Roma, Lazio, Atalanta. What a strange decision

  10. Richard

    Such a badly run club. Relegation might be a blessing in disguise: Sell of the ancient overpaid players, clear out the deadwood, focus on youth & give a manager longer than 2 months!

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