Giuntoli Ready to Bring More of His Men to Juventus

Juventus would be hardly blindsided by the departure of Giovanni Manna, who’s Napoli-bound, as Cristiano Giuntoli was already setting the stage for the arrival of two close associates to shore up the management. The head of the first team will be the second young exec to depart after Matteo Tognozzi, who became Granada’s sporting director in previous months.

According to Corriere Adriatico, the ex-Napoli chief will fill the openings with Giuseppe Pompilio and Stefano Stefanelli. The former has been his right-hand man for several years, including those in Campania. He wasn’t let out of his contract last summer. He has generally served as the trait d’union between the technical area and the economic part of the club. Instead, the latter is presently the apical official at Pisa.

Giuntoli and Stefanelli would reunite at Juventus as well since they worked together at Carpi and Napoli, where he managed the U-19 team. Afterward, he branched out on his own and took over Pistoiese, Cesena, and his current team. The Nerazzurri’s president, Giuseppe Corrado, addressed the rumors to Radio Sportiva (via Pianeta Serie B).

“He’s under contract with us for two more years, but you can’t say no to the Bianconeri. I won’t clip anybody’s wings.”

Federico Cherubini, who stayed mostly as a consultant while serving his plusvalenze-related suspension, could join Parma, Tuttomercatoweb informs. Giuntoli is considering replenishing the scouting department at Juventus as well. Genoa’s Matteo Scala and Napoli’s Leonardo Mantovani are the main candidates.

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