Following the departure of Fabio Paratici as Chief Football Officer of Juventus in Piedmont, Juventus have named Federico Cherubini and Maurizio Arrivabene as his successors. The club has continued the promote-from-within pattern in recent years under the direction of present chairperson Andrea Agnelli, and the appointment of Maurizio Arrivabena and Federico Cherubini are no exceptions.
Federico Cherubini, Paratici’s advisor, and former right-hand man has been picked to freshen and construct a team that can compete on all fronts from the upcoming season.
In addition to Federico Cherubini, La Vecchia Signora has named Maurizio Arrivabene as manager of the ‘Football Area.’ As part of his new job position, Arrivabene will directly report to Andrea Agnelli in Turin, which is similar to the duties of the club’s CEO in certain ways.
Juventus’ New Directors
Cherubini will be in charge of all transfer talks and the scouting sector’s successful administration. He began his career as an associate to outgoing Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici at Foligno.
During the early days of his Foligno stint, he was spotted by then-Sampdoria directors Marotta and Paratici, who hired him for the Italian giants in 2012.
Cherubini became a close associate of Fabio Paratici in Turin when Marotta stepped down in 2018. And now, when Paratici left for pastures new in England, things had gone a complete circle for him as he has overtaken the maestro with whom he indentured.
Cherubini brings a wealth of expertise to the table, having been in charge of the youth department since joining Juventus in 2012. Later, when the Italian club joined Serie C, he was instrumental in the formation of the club’s U-23 squad. And Cherubini has shown confidence in his present team, even claiming that they did not need to recruit new players during the summer transfer window.
Maurizio Arrivabene is most known for his time as Team Principal at Ferrari, where he operated from 2015 to 2018. Arrivabene has been a Bianconeri supporter since 2012, both as a fan and as a member of the Board of Directors. However, he has never worked in an operational capacity with the Turin-based club.
He was, interestingly enough, Andrea Agnelli’s boss in 1997, when he was a Manager of Event Marketing and subsequently Director at Philip Morris. Even if the tables have turned for both of them now after 23 years, the warmth of their connection stays the same regardless of who is in control of the operation.
Arrivabene’s official job will be the same as that of Beppe Marotta, who served as the club’s CEO from 2011 to 2018. His main responsibilities in Turin will be to keep an eye on Juventus’ finances after the La Vecchia Signora lost €320 million despite recouping €400 million to deal with the demands of a pandemic-induced revenue drop.
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