Andrea Agnelli (Juventus): “I am convinced that I have acted correctly in recent years”
A month after his resignation, the outgoing president of Juventus, Andrea Agnelli, once again proclaimed his innocence and that of the club on Tuesday during a meeting in Turin with the shareholders of the club. An assembly which was intended to approve the results of the Old Lady for the fiscal year ended in June, which revealed a loss of 238 million euros. “I am firmly convinced that I have acted correctly in recent years, and that the accusations against us were unfounded”launched Agnelli.
Juve are under scrutiny by prosecutors and Italy’s market watchdog over false accounting claims, leading its board to resign last month. According to his words, Agnelli stepped down to avoid people thinking that his personal situation affects the club’s decisions. Prosecutors have called for the former Juve president, eleven other people and the club itself to face trial.
New Board of Directors on January 18
On Monday, Exor, the Agnelli family holding company and controlling shareholder of Juventus, presented its list for the club’s new board of directors, which will be named at a shareholders’ meeting scheduled for January 18. It includes the chartered accountant Gianluca Ferrero for the role of president and Maurizio Scanavino for that of managing director. Scanavino is the CEO of publisher GEDI, also controlled by Exor, and was recently named Juventus’ chief executive.
The new board, made up of accounting, auditing and legal professionals, will have only five members, compared to ten previously.