Thursday, May 11, 2006

Juventus – Everybody out!

The entire Juventus Board of Directors has resigned amid the Luciano Moggi telephone transcript scandal, causing an earthquake within the club.

“The Juventus Board of Directors has handed its resignation to the shareholders and called a meeting for June 29, 2006,” read an official statement.

There were rumours that Moggi would offer to quit following the days of newspaper allegations and police investigations into his relationship with refereeing designator Pierluigi Pairetto, as transcripts of alleged telephone conversations were made public.

Yet this has been a cataclysmic shift in the club structure and one that effectively ends an era at the Delle Alpi. The so-called Triade of director general Moggi, President Roberto Bettega and administrator Antonio Giraudo had been the architects of a Juventus success story over the past decade. There were doubts over two members of this trio, but it had been thought that Giraudo would stay on, as he owns 3.6 per cent of the club’s shares.


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