Genoa has hired former Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko as their manager on a contract that runs through 2024. Former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Davide Ballardini, who was fired on Saturday, is replaced by the 45-year-old.
Shevchenko led Ukraine to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, where they were defeated 4-0 by England in Rome, before stepping down in August.
Genoa is presently 18th in Serie A after 12 games, with only one win to their name.
Shevchenko, who retired from playing in 2012, holds the record for most goals scored in a single season in Ukraine, with 48 in 111 games.
He began his career with Dynamo Kiev before joining AC Milan in 1999 and winning five major championships, including the Serie A title and Champions League, as well as the Ballon d’Or in 2004.
Shevchenko moved to Chelsea for £30 million in 2006, winning the FA Cup and League Cup before returning to Milan on loan in 2008.
He departed Stamford Bridge permanently the following year to rejoin hometown club Dynamo Kiev.
Source: BBC Sport