Andriy Shevchenko has been named new coach of Genoa, the club of Ghana attacker Caleb Ekuban.
The former Ukraine coach takes charge after Saturday’s sacking of Davide Ballardini. He has signed a deal to 2024.
“Kicking off this new adventure to bring back Genoa to its great history,” wrote Shevchenko on social media.
As a player, he is no stranger to Serie A, with two different spells at Milan from 1999-2006 and again in 2008-09 on loan from Chelsea, during which he won the 2004 Ballon d’Or.
Genoa are 17th placed after 12 games on 9 points.
Ekuban is part of the Ghana squad selected for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St.Gallen), Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak)
Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffour (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Ismail Abdul Ganiyu (Asante Kotoko)
Midfielders: Baba Idrissu (Real Mallorca), Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen F.C), Edmund Addo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (FC St. Pauli)
Wingers: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Rennes), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha)
Strikers: Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Caleb Ekuban (Genoa)