Malesani named new Genoa coach

MILAN - Much-travelled coach Alberto Malesani has been named Genoa boss, the Serie A club said in a statement on Sunday.

Malesani easily kept Bologna in the Italian top flight last term despite a three-point deduction and players not being paid for months.

He has been rewarded with the hotseat at ambitious Genoa, who spent big last season before a mid-table finish led to the departure of coach Davide Ballardini.