Rino Foschi has returned to Genoa as new sporting director.

Foschi replaces Stefano Capozucca, who was removed by Genoa president Enrico Preziosi.

Ending an eight-year association between Capozucca and the club, Preziosi also sacked Mario Donatelli as technical director of the youth sector, to follow up on Gigi De Canio's recent removal as Coach and Pietro Lo Monaco's exit as CEO.