Genoa appoint former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta as new head coach

Written by on October 23, 2019

Genoa have appointed Thiago Motta as their new head coach, in the former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder’s first senior managerial role.

The Serie A side sacked Aurelio Andreazzoli after their 5-1 defeat by Parma last week and have turned to Motta, who spent a season playing for the club after leaving Atlético Madrid and before joining Inter Milan.

Motta, 37, has been coaching PSG’s Under-19 team since retiring in 2018.

Genoa currently sit 19th in the table, a point above bottom side Sampdoria.

“My idea it to play offensively. A short team that controls the game, high pressure and a lot of movement with and without the ball,” Motta told Gazetta dello Sport, as per Goal.

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