Last season, in the context of Juventus not having the best performance, they were suddenly deducted 10 points in Serie A by the appeal court of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) (initially deducted 15 points) for violations. related to accounting and financial reporting in transfer deals. The penalty caused the “Old Lady” to drop to 7th place overall, meaning she lost her ticket to the Champions League.
Not stopping there, on July 28, UEFA announced that Juventus would be banned from participating in European tournaments for one year for violating the club license and financial fair play (FFP) laws. The representative of Serie A was also fined 22 million USD, but only had to pay 11 million USD, the remaining amount was a suspended sentence.
It seemed like trouble had stayed away from Juventus in the 2023/2024 season, but somehow, disaster fell on coach Max Allegri and his students, causing many people to ask, what is going on? With one of Italy’s most successful clubs? And who will be responsible for this?
After all, the fact that Paul Pogba was banned from playing due to doping or, most recently, young talent Nicolo Fagioli was suspended for 7 months for illegal betting all stem from the poor management of the team’s leadership. ball. Every top club needs a team of quality medical experts to ensure that the selected players are completely healthy and able to develop their full potential on the field.
Why did Paul Pogba arbitrarily use drugs? That doesn’t really matter, but the point is, No one monitors or checks daily to ensure everything is always under the club’s strict control. By the time the authorities “touched” it, it was too late. Instead of preventing bad things early, Juventus let them happen easily.
Fagioli’s case is a clearer example. A child was literally asking his teammates for money, bursting into tears after being substituted off the field, but no one noticed the problem. Young players always need guidance from experienced people in the dressing room to stay away from temptations, but that doesn’t seem to exist at Juventus.
Although Paul Pogba and Fagioli make their own decisions and choices, it is impossible to control what they do at every moment of the day. But this doesn’t happen often in well-run organizations. If “Bianconeri” aims to return to the championship race, something the board of directors always desires, they must reorganize from the top. When the house leaks from the roof, any trouble can come at any time.
Huy Truong | 08:10 October 20, 2023