Flavio Briatore to Become President of Juventus Turin?

Flavio Briatore might switch his focus from Formula One to professional football completely in the months to come, as the former Renault F1 boss – we're not going to use the “disgraced” word anymore, since he has been cleared by the Paris' court from the FIA ban – is rumored to take an active role within a high-ranked Italian football club.

According to Italian gossip website Dagospia, it seems the 59-year old Italian is eyeing the presidential seat of Serie A football club Juventus Turin. The current president of the Old Lady is Jean-Claude Blanc, but his position has been threatened in recent weeks due to Juventus' poor results in the Italian league.

More, during this weekend's Seria A matchday, Juventus lost at home to rivals AC Milan, causing an entire earthquake within the Juventus fans (who also want coach Ciro Ferrara out of the Delle Alpi stadium).

It seems the reason why Briatore is connected with such a role within the Juventus organization is because of his strong links with the Agnelli family (owners of FIAT and Ferrari) who runs the aforementioned football club.

Briatore is already in the football business himself, as he co-owns the English Championship division club Queens Park Rangers alongside F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

What's interesting about the potential Juventus move was that the Italian club was, as Briatore, found guilty of match-fixing charges inside the Serie A a few years go. Although Briatore has recently been cleared by the Paris' Tribunal de Grande Instance of the FIA ban – the ruling body announced yesterday that it will appeal the decision – Juventus had to spend a season in Italy's second division Serie B.

The Calciopoli is known to be the largest match-fixing scandal in the history of Italian football, to date.
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