Wednesday April 21 2021
Juventus don’t mention fans and Agnelli doesn’t resign

Juventus are the only Serie A club not to have mentioned fans in their Super League statement and Andrea Agnelli doesn’t seem willing to resign as President.

Agnelli told Reuters the Super League can no longer progress after the six Premier League clubs had pulled out of the competition.

Liverpool owner John William Henry apologised to the Reds’ fans and so did Arsenal in an official statement.

Manchester City were the only Premier League club not to mention their supporters in their statement and the same goes for Juventus in Italy.

Inter announced their withdrawal from the competition, adding: “We are always committed to giving fans the best football experience; innovation and inclusion are part of our DNA since our foundation. Our engagement with all stakeholders to improve the football industry will never change.”

Milan didn’t explicitly say they pull out of the Super League, but insisted the club must be sensitive to the voices of to their fans and of those who love football.”

Juventus didn’t either mention their fans or announce their withdrawal from the Super League.

“Juventus remains convinced of the soundness of the project’s sport, commercial and legal premises, it believes that at present there are limited chances that the project be completed in the form originally conceived. Juventus remains committed to pursuing the creation of long-term value for the Company and the entire football industry,” the statement reads.

Meantime, pressure is mounting over President Andrea Agnelli,one of the main architects of the project and the Super League’s vice president.

Ed Woodward, the other vice president, resigned as Manchester United’s executive vice chairman yesterday after it emerged the Premier League clubs would withdraw from the competition.

There are reports Agnelli could be replaced by his cousin Alessandro Nasi as Juventus’ Chairman, but the club deny it, labelling the rumours as fake news.

The fact that the club didn’t apologise to fans, nor showed signs of regrets in their statement suggest Agnelli is not willing to resign.

It remains to be seen if someone else, namely Exor CEO John Elkann, will agree to leave Agnelli in his place after the collapse of the Super League project and also considering Juventus’ financial situation.