Gilardino to Lead Genoa’s Charge in Serie A Return

Alberto Gilardino has won over Genoa fans, leading the club through the second half of their Serie B season, first as an interim coach before taking on the role full time. The former Milan striker has now penned a new deal that ties him to the club for two more years, as he seeks to usher them into a new Serie A era.

After leading Genoa to the second spot, behind Serie B champions Frosinone, it was anticipated that the former Genoa Primavera tactician would lead the senior side in Serie A next season.

And that has indeed come true, as the new contract extension now binds him to the club until the summer of 2025, with the option to extend for one more year. He will earn approximately €1M net per season including bonuses.

The 2006 World Cup winner has coached Genoa 24 times so far, winning 15 and losing just 3 in the process. Before his senior team spell, Gilardino managed the club’s Primavera side – Genoa U19 – for half a season.

He also starred at Genoa as the center-forward for three seasons, scoring 21 goals in 52 appearances.

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