All isn’t well at Juventus.
Not only have the club failed to win Serie A, seeing rivals Inter Milan take the title, they could also miss out on Champions League football.
There’s also problems off the pitch. Unlike Manchester United and the rest of the relevant Premier League clubs, Juventus are still clinging on to the idea of a European Super League.
Calciomercato now report sporting director Fabio Paratici is ‘about to leave’ the Turin club, and Manchester United and Bayern Munich are in an ‘auction’ for his services.
This sounds quite unlikely for both clubs mentioned, and it could all be part of an effort to hype the interest in Paratici after a questionable period of recruitment at Juventus.
Manchester United recently announced a new off the pitch structure to support manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and it’s unlikely they’d tear that up so quickly. Over at Bayern Munich they’re set to see Hansi Flick leave as coach after he had a difficult relationship with sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić, with the latter seemingly being backed.
Paratici ‘begins to look around’ for a new club, and it could be that the Italian media are helping publicise this situation by dragging the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich in.