Sacked Juric back at Genoa in musical chairs

Verona coach Andrea Mandorlini shouts instructions during the Serie A match against Lazio in Rome, on March 22, 2015

Genoa sacked coach Andrea Mandorlini on Monday and swapped him with the man he took over from in only February, the Serie A strugglers said.

Former Croatian international Ivan Juric takes over once more, having been in charge until February 20 after Genoa were hammered 5-0 by Pescara and he was dismissed.

The Italian Mandorlini, a former defender with Inter Milan, got off to a good start after succeeding Juric, taking four points from his first two games.

But Genoa, beaten 3-0 at Udinese at the weekend to sit nine points off relegation in Serie A, went on a poor run of four defeats under Mandorlini after that.

Juric played for Genoa from 2006 to 2010.