Massimiliano Allegri thanked John Elkann for his backing after Andrea Agnelli and the Juventus board of directors unexpectedly resigned.
The Bianconeri chairman and the club’s board of directors handed in their resignations late on Monday, creating chaos in Turin during the mid-season break. The FIGC then announced today that an investigation has been opened into allegations that Juventus secretly paid players salaries during the early stages of the COVID pandemic in 2020.
Speaking in a brief statement received by Football Italia, Allegri discussed the situation at Juventus and made it clear that his focus was solely on the pitch.
“It is always very positive to feel the closeness of the shareholders and so I thank John Elkann for these words.
“In these years of work, passion and victories, I have always been able to count on the support of Andrea Agnelli, to whom I am bound by a relationship of friendship, which will not be interrupted with the end of his presidency.
“Andrea and John are reference figures for the Juventus world, which must remain focused on the daily work on the pitch to obtain the results we all want.”
Elkann confirmed in his statement that Allegri would retain his role as Juventus’ head coach, although it’s unclear if that would change at the end of this season.
The Bianconeri are now in an incredibly difficult position and risk serious punishment should the FIGC’s investigation confirm the hidden payment of player salaries, risking anything from a fine to possible relegation.