Alessandro Del Piero has thrown his hat into the ring to be appointed to Juventus’ new board.
Juventus are now in search of a new board after it was confirmed that the entire board of directors resigned earlier this week.
This comes after Andrea Agnelli’s presidential era at the club ended amid uncertainty over the handling of finances in Turin, leaving a complete overhaul set to take place behind the scenes.
Del Piero, speaking as a pundit for beIN Sports during their World Cup coverage, opened the door to a return to the club when asked about the situation.
He said: “It’s very early to say. Obviously, the relationship between me and the team and the owners and the fans is quite deep – very deep, to be honest.
“I’m standing by, I’m seeing what is going to happen.”
TIF Thoughts on Del Piero’s comments…
The Old Lady look to be in complete turmoil behind the scenes as board behaviour at the club has yet again rocked Italian football.
Juventus posted a record loss of €254.3m (£219m) for 2021/22, and with a shareholders’ meeting due to take place before the end of the year, the board have stepped down amid an investigation into alleged false accounting.
The last time Juve were in a position like this was when they were relegated to Serie B in 2006, when legend Del Piero decided to remain at the club only weeks after winning the World Cup. He went on to score 20 goals with 14 assists as they won promotion immediately.
Racking up 705 appearances and 290 goals for the Bianconeri, the 48-year-old is an immensely popular figure in Turin and we feel he has the perfect profile that a rebuilt Juventus will need if there is truth to the allegations.