Massimiliano Allegri will remain at Juventus after the resignation of the club’s entire board, according to John Elkann, chief executive of the majority-owned Exor group.
Following an emergency meeting on Monday, Juventus announced that key figures including President Andrea Agnelli, Vice President Pavel Nedved and Managing Director Maurizio Arrivabene have stepped down.
The exodus comes amid an investigation into allegations of tax fraud, which the Bianconeri deny, and after the club registered a record loss of €254.3m for 2021-22.
While La Liga called on UEFA to apply “immediate sporting sanctions” to the Bianconeri, Exor chief Elkann tried to allay fears that board turmoil could affect the situation on the pitch.
“Massimiliano Allegri remains a benchmark in Juventus’ sporting field,” said Elkann.
“We are counting on him and the whole team to keep winning as they have shown what they can do in the last few [match] days, keeping our targets on the field.”
Elkann also paid tribute to Agnelli’s achievements as president of Juventus, adding: “I want to thank my cousin Andrea for giving us an extraordinary experience that we will never forget.
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“In these 12 years, we have won so much. This is mainly the merit of himself, as well as the women and men who achieved memorable goals under his leadership.
“Our history speaks of victories and gives us the strength we need in these moments. With the support and affection of our fans, we have the opportunity to build an incredible future.”
Allegri, who faced a major test after watching Juventus’ Champions League elimination in the group stage at the start of this campaign, joined Elkann in praising Agnelli’s performance in Turin.
“It’s always great to feel the closeness of shareholders, and that’s why I thank John Elkann for these words,” he said.
“In the last years of work, passion and victories, I could always count on the support of Andrea Agnelli, with whom I have a friendship that will not end with the end of his presidency.”