CEO Beppe Marotta has confirmed he is leaving Juventus on October 25, but not to be FIGC President.
“It has been a remarkable eight-year run, Juventus will always be in my heart,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia after the 3-1 win over Napoli.
“I want to announce this because a list of the directors will be released on Monday and my name won’t be on it. I thought it only right to anticipate and give that news before anyone tries to create a different version. The ownership have made a decision to enact a profound renovation.
“The natural end to the mandate is October 25 and will not be renewed. I will remain as director general of the sport area. For how long is a detail we’ll decide with the President.
“I can categorically exclude the report I will be a candidate for the FIGC Presidency. That is not an experience that interests me.
“We’ll explain in more detail later on, but this is what I felt the need to confirm right now. It is an emotional moment. I’ll never forget what Juve have meant to me.”
Juventus also released a statement from Marotta this evening.
“The club is enacting a period of profound renovation. My mandate as general manager expires on October 25 and my name will not be on the list of the Board of Directors that will be presented on Monday.
“For the moment, I will remain director general, but I felt it important to communicate this to avoid speculation and we will evaluate my position with the President over the next few days.
“These have been eight wonderful years crowned by success stories and Juventus will always remain in my heart.”
This announcement is a bolt from the blue for Juventus, who had Marotta at the helm during their run of seven consecutive Serie A titles.
If the Federation President’s role is out of the question, then it remains to be seen where the former Sampdoria director will go next.
Clubs known to be looking for new directorial staff include Manchester United and Barcelona.