Doubts surround the administration of the “old lady”

The meeting between Juventus and Chelsea is not considered a classic due to the rarity of confrontations between the two teams, at least in the new millennium. Despite the great difference in the history and culture of the two football clubs, the two sides share an essential feature: good management.

The managements of Chelsea and Juventus have always been different from the rest of the European club management. Juventus’ strength emerged after the “Calciopoli” scandal, which dropped the team to the second division after it manipulated the results. Despite the great difficulties and pressures, Juventus returned with the least possible means to sit on the throne of local football in a short period, through administrative stability and rational spending in the transfer market (the recruitment of many effective players for free).
For its part, Chelsea was famous for its investment policy by loaning players, and this policy was an “extra budget” for the team, which contributed to the club’s financial stability despite the various repercussions. The “savvy” of the two administrations contributed to the success and continuity until Corona upset the balance of power, so that Juventus fell into the trap in exchange for the “survival” of Chelsea.
The two clubs own one of the most prominent and controversial owners in the world of football: Andrea Agnelli and Roman Abramovich. Apart from the association of their names with the Italian and Russian “mafia”, in addition to allegations of their involvement in pending corruption cases, the two owners emerged in the world of the round due to their excellence in good management and planning. Various obstacles and obstacles faced the two clubs on intermittent periods. Agnelli and Abramovich did not stop winning titles, depending on the strength of the administrative system. However, recent years have shown the superiority of Chelsea’s management over its Italian counterpart after floundering in the administrative structure of the old lady’s club.
Juventus-Marotta is completely different from the current Juventus. Things were more clear with the former general manager of the club. Thoughtful and highly effective deals ensured the continued dominance of the league in the past, which Juve is missing today. Marotta resigned from his position after Agnelli leaned on the (incorrect) decisions of former sporting director Fabio Paratici, and Juventus fell.

The Juventus and Chelsea administrations have been associated with the Russian and Italian mafia for years

It is clear that the management performance in Juventus has declined over the past few years, especially after Marotta’s departure, and the repercussions of Corona contributed to revealing the “hidden”. The club is financially unstable due to the scarcity of revenues and high expenses that were exacerbated by the arrival of Ronaldo (Marotta opposed the Portuguese player due to his high price and wages compared to his age), and things became more difficult after the failure of the existing project to achieve the Champions League. The administration then took several “random” steps, sacking coach Massimiliano Allegri in exchange for the appointment of Maurizio Sarri, then sacked Sarri and appointed Andrea Pirlo, who lacks any training experience, which subsequently contributed to the team’s failure locally as well and the deterioration of the financial situation further. The decision to appoint Pirlo came from Agnelli himself, who quickly discovered his fatal mistake, so he appointed the former coach of the team, Allegri, in the hope of correcting the course. In light of the difficulty of supporting in the transfer market, Allegri will have to take advantage of the available resources and strive to win a local or European championship (although it is difficult), in the hope of generating revenues that will help the team rise again. It is a difficult period for Juventus. The European project failed miserably and negatively affected the domestic track, but Agnelli’s not too late awakening might calm the storm. Paratici was sacked and replaced by Federico Chirobini, who took over as sporting director, while Maurizio Arrivabene, former Ferrari general manager, took over. Agnelli’s main goal is to contain the losses that were recorded due to the repercussions of Corona and the failure to achieve the usual titles’ returns. .

On the other hand, Chelsea’s management has once again proven its success, due to the positive results and the absence of the podium. The Abramovich administration has always received harsh criticism for adopting “crooked” methods in order to continue, but the continued success silenced critics and did justice to the “blues”. The club’s management was famous for its policy of buying young talents, sending them on loan, and then selling them for double amounts in the future to achieve high returns. In addition, the policy of constantly replacing coaches has received harsh criticism in the sports community, but the continuous achievement of titles or European participation at least in each season has kept the shares of criticism away from Chelsea’s management again.
The policies adopted within the London club showed an exemplary model of good management, as well as the skill of the management staff led by the CEO, Marina Granovskaya. Abramovich testifies that the team has not been negatively affected despite the restructuring of the management on more than one occasion, as the team continued to win titles after the departure of former CEO Ron Gurley, in addition to sports director Michael Emenalo. Chelsea’s success in occupying fourth place in the pre-season despite the club being denied deals at the time, in addition to its success in bringing in the right players to crown the Champions League last season in light of the repercussions of Corona reflects the extent of the skill of the Blues management, which made the team led by the coach. German Thomas Tuchel is a dominant force in light of its financial stability compared to the poor budget of most European clubs.
There is no doubt that the difference in purchasing and marketing power in England than in Italy served Chelsea more than Juventus, but the division of opinions in the management of the “Bianconeri” compared to the organization of the Chelsea administration contributed to the superiority of the Blues in exchange for the sinking of the Agnelli ship. Juventus need more time to get back on the right track. Winning today’s match will give the team a great moral boost to adjust the tendons, but the task will not be easy given Chelsea’s perfection compared to the “fragility” of the Juve system.

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