Davide Ballardini’s fourth spell as Genoa coach came to an end on Saturday when the relegation-battling Serie A club announced his sacking.
The 57-year-old was under pressure after winning one league game all season, and a 2-2 draw away to Empoli on Friday night proved to be the final straw.
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“Genoa have relieved coach Davide Ballardini of his duties. The club thanks the coach and his staff for their work, dedication and passion,” read a club statement.
Genoa is 18th, with nine points from 12 games, and is on a nine-match winless run.
It is the fourth time Ballardini has left the Rossoblu after a string of spells in charge over the last 10 years.