Andriy Shevchenko is excited taking the Genoa job.
The former Ukraine coach succeeded the sacked Davide Ballardini last week.
“This is a very important moment in my career as a coach," said Shevchenko at his presentation press conference this afternoon.
“Genoa are an important club, this is a project I care about and the number one objective for us right now is to be in Serie A again next season. This is the oldest club in Italy and that means something. I hope to remain here for a long time."
He continued: "I was really convinced by this project. I believe Genoa can do great things in future. I remember it was like playing against 12 men at Marassi, because the fans were so passionate. I hope they can provide that atmosphere again, because we need their support.
“The team needs to be reinforced in January. Historically, it has always been a very aggressive side and we need the right mentality. Speaking to the players, I felt they too wanted to improve the situation.
“I think this side has certain characteristics, probably suited to either the 3-5-2 or the 4-3-3 formation."