Andriy Shevchenko sacked from Serie A job after just 11 matches as manager

Andriy Shevchenko has been sacked from his Serie A managerial job after just 11 matches as boss of relegation-threatened Genoa.

The Ukrainian was only appointed in November, taking on his first role in club management just three months after stepping down as manager of Ukraine.

He had taken his country to the last eight of the Euros last summer before a 4-0 defeat to England in Rome, which proved to be his final match in charge.

Shevchenko has now been dismissed by Italian side Genoa after failing to win any of his nine league matches in charge.

The club thanked him and his staff for their hard work in a short statement confirming his departure on Saturday, with his final match being the Coppa Italia defeat to AC Milan on Thursday.

The former Chelsea striker faced a daunting task after being appointed, with Genoa facing Roma, Milan, Juventus, rivals Sampdoria, Lazio and Atalanta in his first seven league matches.

Genoa were only able to gain one point from these matches and added a further two in his nine Serie A games before a loss to fellow strugglers Spezia in his final league match.

Shevchenko had appeared to remain positive despite his side struggling on the pitch.

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Following a hard fought draw with Sassuolo on January 6, he tweeted: “A good point away to start the new year. Good job guys.”

That would prove to be the last of the three points he was able to collect as Genoa boss, with under-17 boss Abdoulay Konko now placed in temporary charge ahead of Monday's trip to Sampdoria.

Shevchenko enjoyed seven successful seasons in Italy as a player, winning the Serie A golden boot twice during his time with Milan.

He also won the Ballon d'Or in 2004 and returned for a season-long loan in 2008 after struggling in England with Chelsea.

In total, he scored 127 goals in 226 Serie A matches as well as winning one league title with the Rossoneri in 2003/04 to go with the Champions League he won a year earlier.

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