John Elkann, CEO of Juventus' holding company Exor, has insisted that Massimiliano Allegri remains a 'reference point' for the club following reports the manager could be set to leave Juve.
Reports surfaced that Allegri could leave Turin in the aftermath of the board, including president Andrea Agnelli, resigning from their positions due to an investigation into the club's bookkeeping over the last three years.
In a statement however, Elkann has insisted that Allegri will continue as Juventus manager, while also stating that board's decision to step down was ‘an act of responsibility’.
The statement in full reads: “The resignation of the Juventus Board of Directors represents an act of responsibility, putting the interests of the Company first.
“The new Board that will be created in January will be made up of highly professional technical and legal figures, led by President Gianluca Ferrero, together with the other directors, they will have the task of addressing and resolving the legal and corporate issues that are on the table today. I am confident that the company will be able to prove that it has always acted correctly.
“Maurizio Scanavino, who has demonstrated solid managerial skills in all the companies where he has worked, will use his experience, especially in the media and digital areas, to accelerate the development of Juventus, one of the strongest brands in the world.
“Massimiliano Allegri remains the point of reference of the Juventus sporting area, we count on him and on the whole team to continue to win as they have shown to be able to do in recent games, keeping our objectives high on the field.
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“I want to thank my cousin Andrea for giving us extraordinary emotions, which we will never forget. In these 12 years we have won so much. The credit is mainly his, as well as the women and men who have achieved memorable goals under his leadership.
“Our history speaks of victories and gives us the strength we need precisely in these moments. With the support and affection of our fans, we have the opportunity to build an extraordinary future.”