Juventus Hierarchy Set For Summer Shake Up

Posted on 20/03/2010


The Europa League defeat has paved the way for major changes in the summer…

Juventus’ season plunged to a new low on Thursday as they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Fulham in the Europa League, just days after they surrendered a 3-0 lead against Serie A basement side Siena.

The defeat to Roy Hodgson’s side has scuppered Alberto Zaccheroni‘s chances of remaining at the club after the end of the season, but reports suggest that he will not be the only one packing his bags in the summer.
Il Corriere dello Sport suggests that a full clean-up job will be undertaken at the season’s close by club patron John Elkann, with the entire Juventus directive under inspection, from the president Jean-Claude Blanc to the recently-appointed Roberto Bettega.

For their part, both Blanc and Bettega were present at Vinovo yesterday to reprimand the team, with Felipe Melo, Jonathan Zebina and Fabio Cannavaro taking the brunt of their criticism. The club also released a statement via their official website that urged the squad and fans to pull together.

“The frustration from a very disappointing result doesn’t justify the behaviour that creates unnecessary tension and damages the club’s image,” the statement read, referring to the actions of Melo and Zebina following the Fulham defeat.

“The team must get back to its maximum compactness on the field and must benefit from the full support of its fans, whose contribution is decisive to win back the necessary faith and overcome the current difficulties.”

Source: Goal.com