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Monday August 10 2020
Juventus are demanding, not dreaming

At least Juventus have finally admitted their ambitions out loud, but Kaustubh Pandey wonders if Andrea Pirlo is the man to make them a superclub.

Juventus desperately want to be seen as a superclub on the level of Real Madrid or Barcelona, to lift the Champions League and end that two-decade curse. At least President Andrea Agnelli admitted as much this time when sacking Maurizio Sarri, declaring out loud once and for all that no, the Scudetto is not the main objective of the season and European glory is not a dream. It is a target. Having said that, is Andrea Pirlo really the man to take them there?

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Sunday August 9 2020
Roma look at Leeds United director

Roma are seeking a new director of sport following the club takeover, and the latest candidate is Victor Orta of Leeds United.

President James Pallotta signed the takeover agreement with Texan billionaire Dan Friedkin this week, beginning a new era at the Stadio Olimpico.

Director of sport Gianluca Petrachi was fired a couple of months ago, so the first order of business is to find a suitable replacement.

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Saturday August 8 2020
Paratici: 'Juve decision before Lyon'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici confirms the decision to sack Maurizio Sarri was made before the Champions League exit and they believe Andrea Pirlo is ‘destined for greatness’ as their coach.

It has been a chaotic few hours for the Bianconeri, who fired Sarri this afternoon and then announced Pirlo was promoted from the Under-23 role – which he was only appointed to last week – to the main job on a two-year contract.

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Saturday August 8 2020
Juventus deny Paratici axe

Juventus have told news agency Ansa that reports director Fabio Paratici will be fired are ‘totally unfounded’ after announcing Maurizio Sarri’s dismissal.

The club is in the midst of another revolution after their Champions League Round of 16 exit at the hands of Olympique Lyonnais.

It was reported that after Sarri was sacked, director Paratici could soon follow.

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Saturday August 8 2020
Juventus fire Sarri, Paratici to follow?

Not only has Maurizio Sarri been sacked, but Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici is also potentially on the chopping block at Juventus, claim Sky Sport Italia.

Sarri’s dismissal was announced this afternoon, with Mauricio Pochettino in pole position to replace him on the bench.

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Friday August 7 2020
Paratici: 'No alibis at Juventus'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici stands up for Maurizio Sarri ahead of the Champions League decider with Lyon. ‘Nobody here clings to alibis or excuses.’

It kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

The first leg ended 1-0 for the French side back in February, so the Bianconeri must win by two clear goals to reach the Champions League Final Eight in Portugal.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Paratici: 'Lyon won't change season'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici insists Maurizio Sarri’s future will not be decided by the Champions League clash with Lyon. ‘One match cannot change the way a season is judged.’

The game with Roma kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Monday July 20 2020
Paratici: 'Sarri without doubt at Juventus'

Fabio Paratici assures Maurizio Sarri ‘without doubt will be the Juventus coach next season’ and Cristiano Ronaldo will remain too.

The Bianconeri host Lazio this evening. It kicks off at 20.45 UK time (19.45 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Sunday July 12 2020
Paratici: 'Juve talking to Dybala'

Fabio Paratici has confirmed that Juventus are locked in talks with Paulo Dybala’s agent over a new contract for the forward.

Dybala is in the final two years of his current deal and came close to being cashed in last summer as Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur both tried to sign him.

However, the 27-year-old has been one of Juve’s outstanding performers this season, making 30 goalscoring contributions in 40 appearances under Maurizio Sarri.

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Saturday July 4 2020
Paratici: 'Didn't expect Buffon return'

Fabio Paratici admits he ‘did not expect’ Gigi Buffon to return after his PSG stint, but is ‘doubly happy’ as the Juventus goalkeeper sets a new Serie A record today.

The Derby della Mole kicks off at 16.15 UK time (15.15 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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