Serie-A News: La Liga demands UEFA sanctions against Juventus after mass resignation of the board of directors

    La Liga has called on UEFA to impose “immediate sporting sanctions” on Juventus following the mass resignation of the club’s board, including president Andrea Agnelli.

    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.

    Now, La Liga’s statement calls for the European governing body to take action in response to the events.

    “Following the resignation of the board of directors of Juventus, La Liga demands the immediate application of sporting sanctions against the club,” the league said in a statement.

    “La Liga filed a formal complaint against Juventus with UEFA in April 2022, alleging financial fair play violations being investigated by the Italian Guardia di Finanza.

    “In particular, the complaint alleges that Juventus accounted for transfers above fair value and understated employee costs, which led to a violation of UEFA’s break-even requirements.

    “This Monday, in the same resignation of the board of directors, Juventus admits irregularities in financial reporting, which also aim, among other things, to mislead the financial fair play authorities of UEFA.

    “La Liga continues to look into these complaints against Juventus and demand that the relevant authorities apply sports sanctions to the club immediately.”

    La Liga president Javier Tebas both enforced a strict level of financial discipline among the league’s clubs and often clashed with the state model of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

    In addition, he was one of Agnelli’s most outspoken critics of attempts by Juventus and his two teams, Barcelona and Real Madrid, to create a breakaway European Super League.

    “La Liga has long been a major advocate for the implementation, enforcement and enforcement of strict financial soundness rules in football,” the statement said.

    “Financial sustainability is paramount to protecting the football business. Protect our football.”

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