Serie A club Genoa appoint AC Milan legend Andriy Shevchenko as manager

Genoa have appointed former Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko as their manager on a deal until 2024, the Serie A club announced on Sunday.

The former AC Milan striker, who won the 2004 Ballon d'Or after helping the Rossoneri to Serie A and Champions League triumphs, replaces Davide Ballardini following his sacking on Saturday.

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"Genoa announced that Andriy Shevchenko has reached an agreement to guide the Grifone until June 30, 2024," read a club statement.

Shevchenko, 45, led Ukraine to the Euro 2020 quarterfinals for the first time this year, where they were eliminated by England in Rome.

He announced his departure from the role in August after five years in charge, and Genoa will be his first club job.

The Serie A team are 18th in the standings after 12 games, having picked up one win all season.