Genoa hire for­mer Italy coach Pran­delli

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

GENOA HIRED for­mer Italy coach Ce­sar Pran­delli yes­ter­day to re­place Ivan Juric, who was fired by the club for a third time fol­low­ing poor re­sults.

Genoa made the an­nounce­ment a day after the team was knocked out of the Ital­ian Cup by third­di­vi­sion club Vir­tus En­tella, los­ing on penal­ties after a 3-3 draw.

Pran­delli steered Italy to the fi­nal of the 2012 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship, where they lost to Spain. He re­signed after the Ital­ians were knocked out of the group stage at the 2014 World Cup.

The 61-year-old Pran­delli’s ca­reer has slowed since, and he had brief stints at Galatasaray, Va­len­cia, and Al-Nasr.

Juric se­cured an im­prob­a­ble point at Ju­ven­tus in his first match in charge but failed to win any of his eight matches as coach, with two more draws and five losses.

It is the sixth coach­ing change of the sea­son. Chievo Verona have also had three coaches, while Em­poli and Udi­nese have had two.

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