The head of Sky Sport has suggested that the entire Juventus board has resigned so that the club can try to ‘defend itself’ from the possible legal action that may be coming it’s way.
The news broke on Monday, December 28 that the entire Juventus board, including Andrea Agnelli, Maurizio Arrivabene, and Pavel Nedved have resigned and will be replaced in due course.
Arrivabene is set to continue in his role as CEO until the new board is put in place.
Juventus’ board of directors consisted of Agnelli, Nedved, Arrivabene, Laurence Debroux, Massimo Della Ragione, Kathryn Fink, Daniela Marilungo, Francesco Roncaglio, Giorgio Tacchia and Suzanne Heywood.
Juventus at risk of indictment
It is widely believed that the news is in relation to the investigation Juventus are currently being subjected to as they may have been inflating transfer fees in order to create capital gains. There are also questions raised about deferred wage payments to players during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whilst speaking to Sky Sport 24 on Monday night, the head of Sky Sport Italia, Federico Ferri, suggested that the news is related to the investigation and the resignations are to create distance between the club and the directors that are being investigated.
“What has happened and is happening in Turin is totally connected to the Prisma investigation, the capital gains, the false accounting hypothesis, and the Consob findings,” Ferri said.
“It is clear that there is not only a move toward indictment but there is also a belief in the company that in order to defend itself in the best way, there needs to be a resignation of the entire Board of Directors. It is clearly a decision of the ownership, without any doubt.”
Juventus are third in the Serie A table after a good run of form before the break for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.