|Job||Italian Football Coach|
|Org||xxxx National Team|
|Club as Coach||Juventus [Youth Coach]|
2018 12 07 Retrieve
[Marotta announced moments after the Bianconeri’s victory over Napoli in Turin on September 28 that his eight-year stint as sporting director would come to an end the following month due to the club’s desire to enact a profound renovation] Working with Marotta is like being at Harvard. You keep learning every day
2019 08 12 Retrieve
[When reports first emerged in February that Juve were open to selling Dybala this summer, sporting director Fabio Paratici immediately moved to shoot them down] Who do you get that is better than Dybala?
2019 08 14 Retrieve
[Paulo Dybala is no closer to leaving Juventus, according to the club’s chief football officer] The market is open and there is interest, but there are no names closer to a sale. Dybala is a Juve player – indeed, he is a great Juve player. As I said, during the transfer market, there are discussions and negotiations
Right now he’s an Inter player and we don’t talk about him. We have Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic who are great attackers: I wouldn’t talk about others, but about ours. We are happy with those we have
[Paratici admits there is a need to move players on, with Luca Pellegrini close to a loan move to Cagliari, but says it will be difficult to find exits for Mattia Perin and Marko Pjaca while they recover from injuries] As with all transfer windows, there is a lot of chatter and not many actual deals done, but we are calm and confident. It’s not that there is an excess of players, but rather a list that neither the coach nor I can do anything about. We can only use 21, and just one ‘local’ homegrown player. Therefore, the players who are not in that list of 22 have to go. At the moment there are six extra players, but two of these, Perin and Pjaca, are unlikely to be transferred in this market and another, Luca Pellegrini, will probably go to Cagliari in the next few hours
2019 08 25 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici says Juventus are satisfied with the state of their squad and won’t be trying to sign Mauro Icardi from Serie A rivals Inter] It is difficult to improve our squad, but we believe we have succeeded in this transfer window. We’ve strengthened in the positions that we needed to. In attack, Higuain has returned, a great striker. And let’s not forget that we have Cristiano Ronaldo. We are very happy with the strikers we have. We have an international-level striker, we have players where, if you count the goals they have scored in their careers, the figures are really impressive. I think this is more than enough
[Dybala returned to the bench at Parma, with Sarri opting for an attacking trio of Ronaldo, Higuain and Douglas Costa] Dybala being on the bench is nothing to do with the transfer market. He is the No.10 of Juventus, a great No.10. We are happy that he is here with us
[Paratici sought to ease the concerns of some fans who have suggested Danilo is a downgrade on the departed Joao Cancelo, who moved to Manchester City in the closing stages of the English summer window] Juventus players only leave to go to very big clubs, for reasons of salary and status. Cancelo gave his approval and we have been pursuing Danilo for a long time, ever since he was at Santos, then when he went to Porto and Real Madrid. For us, he is an important player like Cancelo was, and we decided that this operation worked well for us. We are at the very beginning of the season. Not only with Sarri but also with Massimiliano Allegri and Antonio Conte, the players who arrived often needed some time to adapt at the beginning
2019 08 31 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici says the club will not be selling Paulo Dybala before Monday’s transfer deadline] We can absolutely rule out Dybala leaving this summer. We can exclude that as a possibility. This is a club that leaves a good impression, as often players want to come back when they have left, most recently Gigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci. There are people who brought a great deal to the club, not just to the team or what happened on the field. Let’s not forget, Juventus have been top of the Serie A table for 3,000 days and these players are always the first to arrive for training and the last to leave
[Defender Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out for six months after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament in training and Paratici admits that could force Juve into the market] We are so disappointed for Giorgio, as he is a wonderful person and so important for the club, not just the team. Having said that, we have a large squad with a lot of quality that can replace him in the best possible way. The transfer market is planning and opportunity, so you need to keep your eyes out for the unpredictable elements. There are always opportunities for players coming in and going out, but if there aren’t over the next couple of days, we’ll remain as we are
2019 09 14 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici has confirmed that Mario Mandzukic did not travel with the rest of the squad to face Fiorentina as the striker is currently locked in talks with an unnamed Qatari team] There are opportunities that have presented themselves in the market. There is a situation at stake in Qatar and we decided, in agreement with the coach, the player and his agent, that it was best he didn’t come on this trip. Mario has been a very important player for us over the years. He has proved himself at every level and we will always be thankful to him
[Back in Italy, Old Lady boss Sarri has returned to the bench after being hospitalised with a bout of pneumonia and Paratici is glad to have the trainer back after a period of uncertainty] Sarri is very relaxed. But, of course, I challenge any coach to be calm when he can’t stay on the touchline in contact with his team during a match! It was a difficult situation.
[Paratici admitted that he feels the Serie A champions are now even stronger than last term] We are always thinking of ways to take an extra step forward and improve a little bit every time – I think we’ve done that again this season
2019 09 25 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici says Cristiano Ronaldo should have won The Best FIFA men’s player award ahead of Lionel Messi] We are also disappointed over the award last night. While still respecting Messi, who is a great player, we think and thought that after last season, having won the Nations League, Serie A, and the Italian Super Cup, having played a great Champions League, he [Ronaldo] deserved this award
2019 09 29 Retrieve
[Mario Mandzukic looks set to remain at Juventus after ending negotiations with Qatari side Al Rayyan] We are evaluating his situation and he too must do so calmly. Mario Mandzukic is a great player and has an added value, a special guy. If he considers it appropriate to leave, he will be satisfied, otherwise we will evaluate other possibilities
2019 10 15 Retrieve
[Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the Serie A champions anytime soon] He is very focused on his current objectives, I do not believe in the slightest that he will leave at the end of the season or later. He is under contract: we are very happy with him and he is happy at Juventus
[Juve have no plans to invest in January following the off-season arrivals of Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Danilo and Merih Demiral] We will not make moves in January. The roster is complete and it is one of the best in Europe
[Mario Mandzukic is yet to feature for Juve this season and has been heavily linked to Premier League giants Manchester United] We decided to give him a moment of peace because there was the chance he would be moving to Qatar, which then did not materialize. Now we will decide together what the best solution will be in January.
2019 12 03 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici plays down exit talk around Cristiano Ronaldo] I smile because there are other problems. He wanted this award [Serie A MVP] because he is an ambitious person and he wants to show he is also the best here. In our opinion he deserves the Ballon d’Or. He will be at Juventus next season, without a doubt. He wants to win another Ballon d’Or with us, and we support him
We won’t buy anyone in January, not even player sales, with the exception of maybe Mario Mandzukic.
[He said of Paulo Dybala] We’re not talking about a renewal, we’ll talk about it when the time is right
2019 12 04 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici says Cristiano Ronaldo is coming back stronger than before] Cristiano finished? Don’t make me laugh. Ronaldo had a knee problem that didn’t allow him to perform at his best, but now he’s coming back stronger than before. We must accept his hunger, it is what distinguishes him from others. Will he remain with Juventus? Of course
[De Ligt joined Juventus in July in a €75 million move from Ajax, and Paratici dubbed the deal one of the club’s best] The more I see of him, the more I think he is a monster. He’s in another category. Do you realise what it means to be a starter at a big club at 20 years old? He was immediately thrown into the fray because of the injury to [Giorgio] Chiellini. He immediately took on great responsibilities, it’s crazy. He’s our best young purchase. He will define an era, I’m sure of it
2019 12 30 Retrieve
[Paratici insists that Juve would not make any major signings in January] We have a squad that is already very competitive right now. We won’t operate in the market. We’re already covered in midfield
2020 01 06 Retrieve
[Juventus director Fabio Paratici has excluded the possibility of selling Emre Can or Adrien Rabiot in the January transfer window] I can exclude Emre Can leaving, as he will certainly remain with us. On an international level, he is one of the most wanted players, but I think he can be important for our project. Rabiot arrived here after not playing for eight months. It’s only natural on a physical level he should take time to adapt. He paid the price for that, but he has done well when used. We are confident, he is an important player and a guarantee for Juve, not a question mark or a doubt. We have an important squad, with a lot of competition for places, and that’s how it should be at this level
[Paratici was delighted to see Dejan Kulusevski, sign for the Italian champions] We would’ve liked to bring him to Juve straight away, but there was already a clear agreement from the start of the negotiations. We are happy and knew full well he’d remain at Parma. He is an important player for the future of Juve and we are very happy with this deal
2020 01 13 Retrieve
[Juventus sporting director Paratici doesn’t expect busy transfer window] The Scudetto race is complicated and includes Lazio, who have a very strong squad, as they showed against us, and Inter have already bought many top-level players this summer like Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Nicolo Barella and Stefano Sensi, so it’d be a surprise if they were to make even more big investments
We believe that we have a very competitive squad and for a while you in the media told us we had too many players. Therefore, it seems unlikely we’d need to bring in any more in January. We are evaluating with Marko Pjaca, as he has been injured and needs playing time. We’re also evaluating if he could remain with us, if there aren’t options that satisfy all parties
I can exclude right now that Daniele Rugani will leave. We need to see what happens with Giorgio Chiellini. People tend to forget he has played quite a few games and won important trophies. My concern is that because Rugani is so quiet, well-mannered, doesn’t make a big fuss or is a fashionable player, he ends up being underestimated
2020 01 15 Retrieve
[Juve haven’t lost any faith in De Ligt whatsoever, believing he only needs to get himself back in peak physical condition to recover the form that saw him lead Ajax to a domestic double last season] De Ligt is a monster! A mon-ster! He’s the best investment in a young player that we’ve ever made. It makes me smile to hear someone having doubts on him
2020 01 27 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici says No Federico Bernardeschi talks with Barcelona or AC Milan] Juventus have a large squad full of quality, so it’s only normal that other clubs want our players. However, there are no negotiations around Bernardeschi, not with Barcelona and not with AC Milan.
There are opportunities on the market, clubs talk to each other. This De Sciglio-Kurzawa swap is a hypothesis, we’ll see over the next few days if it is possible. Emre Can is an important player, we’ll be happy if he remains, but if we find a solution that suits everyone concerned, then he can take that step. He has a lot of suitors all over Europe, seeing as he is one of the best midfielders on the continent, so that is only natural. We hope Emre Can stays. If he does leave, then he will not be replaced.
2020 02 09 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici confirms Juventus had started contract talks with attacker Paulo Dybala] Paulo Dybala’s the Juventus number 10. He is fundamental. We know what value he has and what he represents. In the coming months, we will talk to him. We have already had some initial discussions before January and agreed to talk nearer to the end of the season
2020 02 13 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici claims Dybala can become the Messi of Juventus] We are very happy with Dybala, he is our number 10. We’ve invested heavily in him and hope [that] he can be Juventus’ Leo Messi
This is our 10th year at the helm of Juventus. Usually, eras run for three to four years, but we have been able to continually renew and renovate while also getting positive results. We are currently on track for all our objectives this season and the club is very happy. We have top level players and tried to enact a generational shift without going overboard or changing 10 players at once, bringing in young talent like Matthijs de Ligt and Adrien Rabiot.
2020 02 26 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici was correct when he pointed out last week that the club had to put up with similarly negative press coverage] We have had some very good performances, some less good, but that happens to all teams over the course of a year, with varying fitness levels. If we go back one, two, three years in February, we’ll see the exact same newspaper articles that we’re seeing now. We’re well aware of the period we are going through and are not remotely concerned
2020 05 03 Retrieve
[Juventus sporting director says Pogba will struggle to find a new club when football resumes] He’s a fantastic player, we know him as a champion. But something will change after this crisis, because now also top players like Paul will have fewer clubs that can guarantee them such a high salary
2020 05 03b Retrieve
[Juventus transfer chief confirms Barcelona talks following Arthur-Pjanic swap deal news] We are speaking with them as we are with many top clubs. It will be a peculiar summer. We need ideas, [something like] swap deals and other new things for the next summer transfer market.
[Paratici echoed the thoughts of Higuain sr] I hope he will stay with us again next season. He’s a very good guy and he’s had a great season so far. [Buffon & Chiellini] will stay and they will be part of our team next year as well. They’re going to sign new contracts very soon.
[on Dybala] We’re working to extend his contract. We want him as part of our club for many years
2020 05 16 Retrieve
[Barcelona’s proposed Arthur-Pjanic swap points to future full of NBA-like trades] Clubs are going to have economic problems, so new formulas will have to be found. Among the various systems out there, I think the NBA could be something to take inspiration from. There is the salary cap and the draft, so there are many differences with our system. However, I would immediately take the trade system from the NBA
2020 06 13 Retrieve
[Fabio Paratici says Juventus ‘confident’ Dybala will agree contract extension] We are not worried, as we started discussing the situation with Dybala and his entourage, so we are absolutely optimistic and confident. Everyone who goes to negotiate a contract wants an improvement, so that’s entirely logical
[Asked about Juve’s reported interest in Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo] This is not the time to talk about the transfer market, it’s already been done when there was no football being played, but we want to fully enjoy this moment when Italian football returns
2020 06 23 Retrieve
[Juventus director Fabio Paratici said Arthur has to be convinced about swapping Barcelona for Turin] We have spoken frequently with Barcelona, but at this moment all the teams are playing important games, so we preferred to bypass this period. It’s not about June 30, before or after, but about finding an agreement between the various parties, and both players have to be convinced. Therefore, it’s not an issue about dates
2020 06 27 Retrieve
[Juventus have said that they continue to count on midfielder Adrien Rabiot, despite rumours linking him to the Premier League] Let’s not forget that Rabiot is in his first year in Italy, and the first year is always special. At the start of the season, we could see the same doubts over Matthijs de Ligt, who happened to be the best defender in the Champions League [with Ajax last season] at the age of 19. Now I see there is a different opinion of him. Rabiot also arrived from PSG after six months of inactivity. He had to catch up with his physical condition. That said, he is a great player, someone who is very important for Juventus today and will be for the future