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Fabio Liverani fired by Genoa

Fabio Liverani
Fabio Liverani was shown the door by Genoa.
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GENOA, Italy

Genoa has sacked coach Fabio Liverani and rehired Gian Piero Gasperini after one of its worst starts to the season.

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Liverani was promoted from youth team coach in the offseason but his team has won just one match - the derby against Sampdoria - and lost four of its opening six matches. Genoa has only had one worse start to the season, 30 years ago.

A statement on Sunday says Genoa has given Gasperini a three-year contract.

Gasperini coached Genoa from 2006 to 2010, bringing the club up from Serie B after his first season and steering it into the Europa League. He went on to coach Inter Milan and Palermo after being sacked from Genoa.

Liverani is the first Serie A manager to be fired this season.

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