Juventus Trying to Poach Sporting Director Igli Tare from Lazio

Juventus shook up their management in July. They ousted Fabio Paratici and promoted his right-hand man Federico Cherubini. However, they did not bring in any outside figure. Board member and former Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene became the CEO. But he does not have a prominent role on the sporting side.

Andrea Agnelli is now trying to bolster the front office by poaching Igli Tare from Lazio, Calciomercato.com reports. The executive is well-regarded within Serie A circles. He was already on the initial short-list to replace Paratici. Inter tried the same move before hiring Giuseppe Marotta. Instead, Milan considered him before opting for Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini. The other sides have all been unsuccessful.

Juventus could take advantage of the fact that the contract of Tare is up in 2023. The director would be instrumental in executing the new strategy of the Bianconeri, who can no longer rely on a large budget. He has been able to build quality rosters with limited resources, often unearthing talents, finding bargains, and making good profits on sales.

Tare has been at Lazio since 2009. Owner Claudio Lotito will do everything in his power to hold onto him, the site adds. Juventus will make a serious attempt. The inner circle of Agnelli strongly recommended hiring the Albanian official. However, it is not certain they will be able to convince him to jump ship before the natural conclusion of his deal. Lazio already lost an executive in the summer, as Angelo Peruzzi left the club after some disagreements with the president.