Club legend Alessandro del Piero could become the new president of Juventus Turin. According to the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero if the 46-year-old is one of the candidates for a possible successor to Andrea Agnelli, he should be disempowered as a consequence of his initially failed Super League plans.
Last had the Corriere della Sera reports that there will be a shareholders’ meeting about Juve’s main shareholder Exor on May 27th. The company is owned by the Agnellis family and is managed by John Elkann, Andrea Agnelli’s cousin. Ultimately, it is in his power whether Agnelli remains president.
However, the hottest contender for a possible successor to Agnelli is Alessandro Nasi, Vice President of Exor. The former successful coach Marcello Lippi is also traded.
Agnelli was one of the driving figures in the attempt to found a closed European league of up to 20 top clubs. The plans of the twelve founding clubs were published last Monday, after a storm of indignation across football Europe and even politics, the English clubs initially withdrew from the project on Wednesday, and later Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter also distanced themselves Milan.
Only Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus Turin are sticking to the plans, albeit Agnelli of the news agency Reuters already stated that the implementation is currently no longer possible.
Ceferin called Agnelli a “snake”
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin in particular had publicly shot at Agnelli. “I’ve never seen anyone lie so much and consistently,” said the Slovenian, who also referred to him as a “snake”. He did not rule out consequences against the initiators.
After the fierce headwind for Agnelli and the other initiators of the Super League, rumors arose about the Italian’s resignation from his post as Juve boss. This turned out to be misinformation.
Agnelli has been Juve President since 2010, making it the fourth member of the Agnelli family to head the club.