Genoa hired former Italy coach Cesare Prandelli on Friday to replace Ivan Juric, who was fired by the club for a third time following poor results.

Genoa made the announcement a day after the team was knocked out of the Italian Cup by third-division club Virtus Entella, losing on penalties after a 3-3 draw.

Prandelli steered Italy to the final of the 2012 European Championship, where it lost to Spain. He resigned after the Italians were knocked out of the group stage at the 2014 World Cup.

The 61-year-old Prandelli’s career has slowed since and he had brief stints at Galatasaray, Valencia and Al-Nasr.

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, Genoa's Croatian coach Ivan Juric, left, walks off the pitch after being sent off during the Serie A soccer match between Genoa and Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP, file)
FILE – In this Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, Genoa’s Croatian coach Ivan Juric, left, walks off the pitch after being sent off during the Serie A soccer match between Genoa and Sampdoria at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP, file)

Juric secured an improbable point at Juventus in his first match in charge, but failed to win any of his eight matches as coach, with two more draws and five losses.

It is the sixth coaching change of the season. Chievo Verona has also had three coaches, while Empoli and Udinese have had two.

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Source: The Associated Press