Milan Exec Reportedly Top of the Queue for Juventus Job

Juventus are in the hunt for a new sporting director, and Milan official Frederic Massara has become the frontrunner for the position. Federico Cherubini still technically has the job, but he faces a lengthy suspension due to the capital gain trial, and further discipline could be coming his way soon.

After the sanction, the Bianconeri promoted Francesco Calvo, who worked on the commercial side, to have a formal representative. The Old Lady didn’t give the title to other internal options such as Giovanni Manna and Gianluca Pessotto.

Per TuttoSport (via Virgilio), Massara currently tops the Juventus shortlist. He has a year left on his contract with Milan, where he’s Paolo Maldini’s right-hand man. He was born in Turin and got his start as a player in Torino’s youth academy.

The director assisted Walter Sabatini at Palermo, Roma, and Inter. He returned to the Giallorossi in 2018 and was the top guy for a few months after they fired Monchi, but he left at the end of that season. Milan’s head scout Geoffrey Moncada is also on the Bianconeri’s radar. However, there have been no signals about him switching sides so far, the publication adds.

Our Take on Juventus and Massara

It’s time for them to hire somebody from the outside, which they have long resisted but should have happened after they parted ways with Fabio Paratici. He’d be a high-end option, and, if he took it, it would represent the opportunity for him to become the head of the technical area, which he can’t be at Milan. Sassuolo’s Giovanni Rossi is also a realistic option having already worked for the Old Lady, while other rumored ones are long shots.

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