Andriy Shevchenko, Genoa’s manager, has been sacked after only nine games in charge.
Genoa said in an announcement that Under-17 coach Abdoulaye Konko will continue as caretaker manager until a permanent coach is appointed for the Ukrainian.
Shevchenko, an ex AC Milan, and Chelsea forward had only won one of his 11 games in all competitions since joining Genoa on November 7, with the team’s most severe humiliation coming against Milan in the Italian Cup on Thursday.
Genoa under Shevchenko scored three goals in nine Serie A games under Shevchenko’s leadership, unable to win and losing six times.
Genoa, who was taken over by 777 Partners in September, is now in second place in Serie A, five points from safety.
Last summer, Shevchenko led Ukraine to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, where they were defeated 4-0 by England in Rome.
In two spells with Milan, the 45-year-old netted 175 goals in 324 games, twice being Serie A’s top scorer and won the Serie A title and the 2003 Champions League.