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Genoa Appoint Thiago Motta As New Coach

Genoa have appointed former midfielder Thiago Motta as their new coach in his first senior role, it was announced on Tuesday.

Last week’s 5-1 Serie A thrashing at the hands of Parma prompted 19th-placed Genoa to sack Aurelio Andreazzoli and turn to Motta.

Motta returns to Genoa, where the former Italy international spent the 2008-09 season as the club qualified for the Europa League.

The 37-year-old had been coaching the Paris Saint-Germain Under-19s side since ending his playing career with the Ligue 1 champions in 2018.

Despite only being at beginning of his managerial career, Motta has made no secret of his desire to deploy unusually offensive tactics.

Speaking in 2018, the Italian revealed his idea for a dynamic 2-7-2 formation where the goalkeeper becomes part of the midfield when his team has the ball.

“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.

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