Genoa president Enrico Preziosi says he had no choice but to sack Gigi del Neri.
Preziosi is worried with their current position in the relegation zone.
â€śWhen the Coach loses 10 games out of 13, there's not a lot you can do,â€ť he told Sky Sport Italia. â€śThis does not mean I blame the Coach, but we cannot afford to stand still and do nothing.
â€śI have a lot of affection for Del Neri, but I feel I have made the right decision.
â€śBallardini has already done well with Genoa in the past, and I wish him good luck with the rest of the season.
â€śA team like ours with these sorts of players should not be in this problem.â€ť