Despite leading a mass exodus at boardroom level on Monday evening, former Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has no intention of walking away from top level football and remains committed to the European Super League.
According to Calcio e Finanza, Agnelli is determined to remain at the helm of the Bianconeri as part of the ownership of the club, and only resigned from his role as President.
It came as part of a wider set of resignations that rocked Serie A, in relation to an investigation into financial irregularities.
Vice-president Pavel Nedved and CEO Maurizio Arrivabene were amongst the other high-profile figures to depart on Monday, as Juventus‘ board resigned in unison.
Agnelli intends to retain Juventus ownership
Agnelli, along with his sister Anna, holds an 11% stake in Giovanni Agnelli BV, a company that has a holding stake in Netherlands-based Exor, who in turn are registered as the owners of Juventus.
Having taken the presidency in May 2010, Agnelli had overseen a period of dominance for the Bianconeri in which they won nine consecutive Serie A titles and reached the Champions League Final twice.
Juventus have struggled to replicate this since 2019 and are facing potentially damaging ramifications as part of the investigations into financial fraud, prompting Agnelli to resign.
Super League project remains a priority
The 46-year-old is also committed to seeing his European Super League project come to fruition, having made a stand against perceived inequality from UEFA in 2021.
The project, which also involved AC Milan and Inter, as well as six Premier League clubs and three from Spain, sought to break away from the Champions League and create a new continental tournament.
After intense backlash, the project was shelved but Juventus remain wedded to it, along with Barcelona and Real Madrid.
As such, despite leaving his post at Juventus President, Agnelli will maintain his work in lobbying for the Super League, particularly as a ruling from the European Union Court of Justice is expected on the breakaway league in March or April of next year.
Along with Barcelona President Joan Laporta, and Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez, Agnelli will remain a point of reference in the efforts to revive the Super League, with reports that other unnamed clubs have shown an interest in being involved but are yet to come forward publicly.