Salernitana want ‘football revolution’ after Juventus penalty

Salernitana President Danilo Iervolino warns football ‘needs a revolution with clear rules and more checks’ after Juventus were docked 15 points for artificially inflating transfer fees for capital gains.

The Bianconeri were the only club penalised after the initial trial, closed in May, was reopened again in the light of new evidence.

This is expected to be just the start of a clampdown on exaggerated use of capital gains to balance the books and more trials are set to begin.

“Football needs to improve in terms of maturity and accept consequences for their actions without dragging things out,” Iervolino told DAZN.

“We need to go forward and from those errors start a revolution in football, with clear rules and more checks so that these things can never happen again.”

Iervolino is relatively new to the world of football, purchasing Salernitana on December 31 2021 from Claudio Lotito.

The deal had gone down to the final minutes before the deadline, as Salernitana were about to be thrown out of Serie A for failing to find a new owner.

The current rules bar one person or organisation from owning two clubs in the same division, so when Salernitana earned promotion from Serie B, Lazio chief Lotito knew he had to sell.

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