Sassuolo director general Giovanni Carnevali is linked with the Juventus job, as Roma and Napoli are increasingly interested in Beppe Marotta.
The shock announcement from Marotta on live television after last night’s 3-1 win over Napoli came out of nowhere.
Multiple newspapers and sites today are confident Marotta was essentially pushed out of the club in order to give director of sport Fabio Paratici and director Pavel Nedved more power.
Marotta was both CEO and director general, but it is the former role that is seemingly the object of contention with President Andrea Agnelli.
According to Il Giornale, the next director of sport in Turin could well be Carnevali, who has worked with Juve regularly as part of the transfer synergy with Sassuolo.
Zinedine Zidane remains an alternative for the CEO position, as Juventus are trying to build their international profile.
Several reports also claim that Marotta isn’t the only member of the Board of Directors who will be removed on October 25, as Aldo Mazzia is also departing.
He has been their Chief Financial Officer since April 2011, fuelling reports Agnelli wants a money man with more experience in increasing revenue.
This comes just days after Milan announced a deal with Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis.
As for Marotta’s future, there are several options for him to remain within Serie A or go abroad, such as Manchester United.
The Corriere della Sera and Il Giornale newspaper both point towards Napoli, as Aurelio De Laurentiis had already approached Marotta when he was at Sampdoria eight years ago.
Another very strong option would be Roma, who just lost CEO Umberto Gandini, probably so that he can return to his old club Milan.
Marotta would then be able to focus on running the club as a tight ship, leaving Monchi to take care of transfer negotiations with his strong international connections.
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