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Genoa Appoints Thiago Motta As New Coach

Genoa Appoints Thiago Motta As New Coach

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Italian top club side, Genoa, recently appointed former midfielder, Thiago Motta, as their new coach.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, as the former PSG midfielder was handed his first senior role in coaching, having coached Paris Saint-Germain Under-19s since 2018.

19th-placed Genoa was trounced 5-1 in the Serie A at the hands of Parma, and the disgraceful loss led to the eventual sacking of Aurelio Andreazzoli. Genoa turned to Thiago Motta, an inexperienced manager at the top level expected to revive them ahead of the remainder of 2019-20 Italian Serie A.

Thiago Motta will be returning to his former employers, Genoa, where the 37-year-old had spent the 2008-09 season. He had played a key role at the club and qualified for the Europa League.

The former Italy International began his coaching career with PSG U-19 side since he ended his playing career with the Ligue 1 champions, Paris Saint Germaine, in 2018.

Thiago Motta might be a novice in the coaching world but he already announced the secret of his desire to use unusually offensive tactics. The Italian revealed a new tactic, as he is set to deploy a dynamic 2-7-2 formation where the goalkeeper becomes part of the midfield when his team has the ball.

"My idea is to play offensively. A short team that controls the game, high pressure and a lot of movement with and without the ball," Motta had told Gazetta dello Sport.