Struggling Genoa fire coach Andreazzoli

Genoa have sacked coach Aurelio Andreazzoli following a 5-1 loss to Parma.
Genoa have sacked coach Aurelio Andreazzoli following a 5-1 loss to Parma.

Serie A strugglers Genoa have sacked Aurelio Andreazzoli and are preparing to hire former Italy international Thiago Motta as his replacement.

Genoa, who are one point above cross-city rivals and last-place Sampdoria, announced Andreazzoli's firing on Tuesday, two days after a 5-1 rout by Parma.

Motta, who also played for Barcelona, Genoa, Inter Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain, previously coached PSG's Under-19 squad.

Australian Associated Press