Juventus Trying to Convince Milan Exec to Switch Teams

Juventus are seeking a new sporting director and have zeroed in on Frederic Massara, who currently has the same role at Milan but plays second fiddle to Paolo Maldini. The parties had an in-person meeting last week, which reportedly went well, Sportitalia informs.

The Rossoneri official is flattered but hasn’t accepted yet due to his strong relationship with his current team. He’d lead the technical area in Turin. Federico Cherubini, who’s currently suspended for the plusvalenze trial, would go back to his previous mansions. He’d collaborate with the newcomer but primarily manage the Next Gen and Primavera squads.

Massara already has deep ties with Juventus. He and Massimiliano Allegri played together at Pescara and stayed close friends afterward. In addition, he worked with current chief football officer Francesco Calvo at Roma. The official was promoted after the sanctions, but he used to operate in the business side of the club.

While the Bianconeri hope their courtship is successful, they are unlikely to go after Giuseppe Marotta or try onboarding a CEO with the same skillset and expertise. There are only a few around. According to the publication, the Old Lady would be the ideal landing spot for Antonio Conte, as he’d be happy to return to Turin, where his family resides. He and former Torino and Roma director Gianluca Petrachi are a packaged deal, so they would bolster their management as well by hiring their former gaffer. He has no beef with owner John Elkann and would be given carte blanche. However, Allegri will stay at the helm barring a collapse in the remainder of the season.

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