Genoa hires Thiago Motta as coach after firing AndreazzoliGenoa's Andrea Pinamonti, right, celebrates with his teammate Ivan Radovanovic after scoring his side's first goal during a Serie A soccer match between Parma and Genoa at the Ennio Tardini stadium in Parma, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Parma won 5-1. (Serena Campanini/ANSA via AP)
GENOA, Italy (AP) -- Genoa handed former Italy international Thiago Motta his first senior coaching job on Tuesday, as a replacement for the fired Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Genoa hired the 37-year-old Motta as its new coach hours after announcing the firing of Andreazzoli.
Motta, who also played for Barcelona, Genoa, Inter Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain, previously coached PSG's Under-19 squad.
Genoa was thrashed 5-1 by Parma in Serie A on Sunday, leaving it one point above city rival and last-place Sampdoria.
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