Juventus, John Elkann: “We work to protect club interests”

Thus the CEO of Exor and president of the Agnelli Foundation

“We are working, and the president Ferrero with the managing director Maurizio Scanavino are doing everything as has always been done, in respect of the authorities, in such a way as to protect the interests of Juventus, of its fans but above all of football Italian and beyond”. He said it John Elkann, CEO of Exor and president of the Agnelli Foundationon the sidelines of the presentation of the Matabì project at the “Giuseppe Quarati” school in Naples, answering a question about the possible new penalty for Juventus in the standings.

“Undoubtedly for Juventus this has been a very difficult year off the pitch. However, on the pitch – underlined Elkann – the team has shown that it is currently second and will be playing in the Europa League semi-final on Thursday”.

“Football is important for our country, it’s important for Europe and Juventus isn’t the problem, but it’s part of the solution,” he said. “We are living in a moment in which it is important for Italian football to be strong and for European football to be strong, as the Premier League, as we have seen this year too, continues to strengthen, creating a gap that becomes worrying”.

“Giuntoli? He has many choices, he will choose” he said again, answering a question about the future of the current Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli.

“Napoli is celebrating and is right to celebrate this huge victory that the team has achieved, a victory 5 games to spare, with an incredible ability in attack and the same in defense. It is an extraordinary success that is good for our league and it’s good for Italian football,” he said. Elkann added that he “compliments Napoli and the team”.