GENOA, Italy (AP) — Davide Ballardini will coach Genoa for the fourth time after the Italian club hired him on Monday, replacing Rolando Maran with the team stuck in the relegation zone following a 2-0 loss to Benevento.
Genoa has just one victory in 13 games in Serie A and was in 19th place as it prepared to play at Spezia on Wednesday.
The team has been winless in the league since its season-opening victory over Crotone on Sept. 20. It has also won two Italian Cup games.
In a brief statement, the team said the 57-year-old Maran had been fired after four months on the job.