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    Serie-A News: Agnelli: Juve is bigger than anyone

    Andrea Agnelli says Juventus are “bigger than any man” after his surprise resignation as chairman this week.

    Juventus announced after an emergency meeting on Monday that Agnelli, vice-president Pavel Nedved and managing director Maurizio Arrivabene have left their positions.

    It comes amid an investigation into alleged tax fraud, which Juventus have denied, and the club’s record loss of €254.3 million over 2021-22.

    Agnelli has served as chairman of Juventus since 2010, when he became the fourth member of his family to manage the club after his father, uncle and grandfather.

    Juve won nine Serie A titles during Agnelli’s tenure, but it was decided that stepping aside was the best option for all parties involved.

    “Juventus is bigger than any person who could ever be at the helm,” Agnelli said at the event on Wednesday.

    “I remain the number one fan of Juventus and this will not change anything in the plans and goals of the team, a team that can win anything.”

    Agnelli’s cousin John Elkann, chief executive of Juventus’ majority group Exor, confirmed on Tuesday that Massimiliano Allegri would remain as head coach.

    Elkann also announced that the club was “not in need of new capital” as he turned down offers the family might consider to sell the club they had run for almost a century.

    “We are in a situation where there is a clear direction forward, as we already announced yesterday,” Elkann added.

    Gianluca Ferrero will replace Agnelli as chairman when Juventus hold an adjourned shareholder meeting on January 18.

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