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Name Luciano Moggi
Gender Male
Ethnic Italian
Job Juventus general manager
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2005 07 15 Retrieve

[Luciano Moggi comments on new signing Patrick Vieira] We were up against Real Madrid, which did everything to grab him

2010 04 10 Retrieve

[Luciano Moggi Condemns John Elkann For Not Defending Juventus During Calciopoli] Dear Elkann. I find it surprising to read the columns of the Corriere della Sera regarding your resentment against those who have accused Juventus during Calciopoli when it was you who accepted the sentence.

See Elkann, when you’re on the side of truth and when you have the responsibility of an honest centennial history and dignity of fifteen million fans that Juventus are proud of the victories that they enjoyed with their families, then we have the ‘moral obligation to address the injustices and lies with courage and sacrifice, as well as the history and professional staff who writes this letter.

Remember that even before the sporting trial, you probably were not too surprised by what was happening and turned towards the glorious future, considering the recent international success that the new management has succeeded to collect, you had already decided to abandon me and Giraudo to our fate, refusing to defend and indeed, even worse, instructing your lawyer to accept passively any decision.

However, your suicidal feelings were not yet appeased true, how true that after the presentation of the appeal to the TAR in September 2006 for the annulment of judgments and suspension of the beginning of league pending a more just and equitable process, you decided that this action went withdrawn and that the decisions of the Federation were accepted rather than contested and then with public thanks from Blatter to Montezemolo!

During the second line of investigation, namely the alleged foreign Sim called Calciopoli 2, Juventus, on this occasion assisted by Franzo Grande Stevens, rather than defend themselves effectively as I did, preferred to negotiate and pay 300 thousand Euros!

Not even a fervid and unpredictable mind as that of Alfred Hitchcock would have imagined that the victim of a mechanism could become a hit with theater that was itself guilty … But you managed it with success in the trial of Turin.

In the comic (if not so tragic …) scenario, Juventus managed by you, was not only limited not to defend itself and its leaders who have truly served for 13 years of success and victory ‘at no cost ‘- as your marketing experts would say during the launch of a new car - but even accused me, Giraudo and Bettega (why not?) of misconduct in terms of economic-management, but then it was promptly refuted by a careful examination by the court.

Remember that the absolution should apply to you as a conviction. I read in a statement from Juventus that the club ‘hopes the institutions and organs of justice will ensure equal treatment for all, as indeed the company and its lawyers demanded in the course of 2006 Sports (!!!) .

You Elkann, with your unexpected and tardy repentance, remind me of the Unnamed Betrothed, who after a night of moral and existential anguish decides to repent and make a positive change to his life.

Sure one asks where it was and what you did and read over these four years, only to realize now that Juventus, the healthy and successful of the tirade, has been unfairly vilified and humiliated, as well as accused by partial and contradictory evidence.

I also ask what you mean when you speak of ‘equal treatment that the defense had asked the Company during the sport trial’. Certainly not to have successfully proposed the demotion, and revocation of two league titles won honestly on the pitch, the sell-off of a list of players worldwide and to the strengthening of Inter at promotional costs!

To think evil is a sin, but often one finds the truth behind this and who knows if your repentance is an attempt to divert attention from the disasters that your enlightened management has been able to give the fans. Want to see that the devil Moggi is returning again and will be useful to you and Juve after years of court battles and lonely suffering?

2010 05 11 Retrieve

[Two hapless coaches, a limp seventh placed finish, a squad that shows no signs of gelling. Welcome to Juventus] Juventus have by now beaten all the negative records. Andrea Agnelli’s arrival is necessary to take some of the power away from [Jean-Claude] Blanc, but considering how much the Frenchman knows about football he doesn’t deserve any

2017 10 31 Retrieve

[How Marcelo Salas scuppered Juventus move for Ronaldo] Cristiano Ronaldo was offered to Parma and Lazio but they rejected a chance to sign him. Juventus wanted to sign him and I travelled to Lisbon with Jorge Mendes. The idea was to make a swap deal with Marcelo Salas as Juventus wanted to sell him. Trouble is, Portuguese football wasn’t too interesting at the time and we didn’t manage to persuade Salas to move to Portugal. Contracts and papers were ready, Ronaldo was happy because in that moment Juventus were one of the best teams in Europe. That day we could have changed the history of European football, maybe Ronaldo could have still been a Juventus player. This is not my biggest regret, however, as Ronaldinho came also close to joining Juve in the past

2018 07 03 Retrieve

[Ronaldo to Juventus? Moggi laughs off talk of move for Real Madrid superstar] It makes me laugh. Juve’s problem is not Ronaldo, it’s putting together the defence and the midfield. For me they would be wrong to get Cristiano with a €30 million salary. Everyone should remember that I had a deal to buy him as a kid, Ronaldo, but [Marcelo] Salas said no, so it didn’t happen

2018 07 03b Retrieve

[Moggi added on the Napoli chairman and his discussions with a Premier League suitor] Sarri has not signed with Chelsea yet. You all know his release clause expired on the 31st of May and Napoli can ask for as much money as they want now. I have the feeling that we will see for the first time a swap deal between a player and a manager. De Laurentiis is very smart and he will try to make the most of this situation. I think he will ask Chelsea to sell one player in exchange for Sarri

2018 07 05 Retrieve

[Cristiano Ronaldo has ‘already signed’ for Juventus according to the club’s former CEO Luciano Moggi, who claimed he tried to bring the Real Madrid star to Italy when he was a teenager] In my opinion, he has already signed and passed the medical examination with Juventus in Munich. This is what I think after talking to important people

[Moggi recalled his attempts to make Ronaldo a Juventus player in 2002] I received an alert. I sent an observer to look at him, he was an 18-year-old boy, but he impressed me with his maturity and his choices.. In the middle of the day I made the contract. Unfortunately, Marcelo Salas refused to sign for Sporting Lisbon because he wanted to return to River Plate. I offered five million more for an 18-year-old player, but it could not be done at that time

2018 07 03 Retrieve

[Ronaldo to Juventus? Moggi laughs off talk of move for Real Madrid superstar] It makes me laugh. Juve’s problem is not Ronaldo, it’s putting together the defence and the midfield. For me they would be wrong to get Cristiano with a €30 million salary. Everyone should remember that I had a deal to buy him as a kid, Ronaldo, but [Marcelo] Salas said no, so it didn’t happen

2018 07 03b Retrieve

[Moggi added on the Napoli chairman and his discussions with a Premier League suitor] Sarri has not signed with Chelsea yet. You all know his release clause expired on the 31st of May and Napoli can ask for as much money as they want now. I have the feeling that we will see for the first time a swap deal between a player and a manager. De Laurentiis is very smart and he will try to make the most of this situation. I think he will ask Chelsea to sell one player in exchange for Sarri

2018 08 30 Retrieve

[Moggi concedes that Ronaldo’s commercial appeal makes him an obvious asset for Juve, but he is not convinced about the sporting logic of bringing in the five-time Ballond d’Or winner and parting with Gonzalo Higuain] In terms of marketing, it’s a sensational deal. But I would never have spent such a high fee on a 33-year-old - and I would certainly not have announced it before selling Higuain, someone who scores 20 goals a season. First I would have sold Higuain for €50m (£45m) and only then would I have announced Ronaldo

2018 08 30b Retrieve

[Moggi is adamant that he played no part in the transfer which took Ronaldo to Italy, with his efforts to land a modern day icon having ended after missing out on his services in 2003] That’s Fiat stuff. I actually signed Cristiano Ronaldo. He was 18 and he played for Sporting Lisbon. I saw him and the next morning I signed the contract for 5 billion lire (£2.3m) plus our [Marcelo] Salas, who would have received a 1b lire (£470,000) loyalty bonus. But then Salas preferred River Plate and Manchester United came in for Ronaldo. At the time, Juve were in a real crisis. We didn’t have a penny