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Cesare Prandelli appointed new head coach at Genoa

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became the new head of struggling Genoa CFC, replacing Croatian Ivan Juric, the side announced Friday.

Juric's third spell as Genoa came to an end Thursday after just two months due to a skid of four defeats and three ties in Serie A, in addition to the Red and Blues being knocked out of the Coppa Italia at the hands of third-tier Entella Thursday, reports news.

"announces that it has entrusted the technical management of the (first) team to former national team Cesare Prandelli," read the statement on Genoa's official website.

Prandelli, 61, arrives at Genoa after his spell with the United Arab Emirate's that ended on January 19.

The veteran Italian coach has managed several teams during his career, including Spain's Valencia, Turkish side Galatasaray, Italian clubs of Fiorentina, AC Parma, Hellas and Atalanta, in addition to the Italian national team between 2010-14.

Currently, Genoa is in the lower half of the Italian top-tier league, holding the 14th spot overall with just 15 points in 14 matches, having scored 19 goals and conceded 29.



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:20 IST