Alessandro Del Piero, former Juventus Legend, has recently been linked to a possible return to Juventus with a managerial position, after the corporate earthquake that hit the club. the Juventus board has resigned in the board, including its chairman Andrea Agnelli, due to the investigation into false accounting that is shaking the club.
Del Piero, in a press release, explained: "Juventus is a part of my life, and not even a small one. In terms of my history, I will never be anything other than those colours. Like all fans, I am following this story with great attention and enthusiasm.
Also for my work and my public role, in situations like these I am inevitably asked for comments, and just as inevitably a lot is written and said. However, this is a delicate moment for the club and now the only thing that matters is that what those who love Juventus can do is to put the people to whom the club has been entrusted in the best conditions to work, to guide it in this very complex phase.
It is a task of great responsibility that deserves all our support, it is time to be even more Juventus fans. This is why I think it's right not to comment on news and indiscretions, which perhaps can then turn into speculation.
So I do today and I will do so for the next few days. I just want to wish you a good job ro to all those who are dealing with Juventus today, they will do so with the professionalism, dedication and passion, I am sure, that the Club, the fans, our shirt deserve."
Del Piero's career
Captain of Juventus from 2001 to 2012, with the Turin club Del Piero won numerous trophies at national and international level, scoring in all competitions in which he participated and setting the absolute record for goals (290) and appearances (705).
From 1995 to 2008 he was part of the national team, participating in three world championships and four European championships, the last of which as captain. He is second, behind Silvio Piola (390), in the ranking of the best Italian goalscorers of all time with 346 goals scored in his career, and has conquered four titles of top scorer: in the UEFA Champions League in 1998 with 10 goals, in the Coppa Italia in 2006 with 5 goals, in Serie B in 2007 with 20 goals and in Serie A in 2008 with 21 goals.
He was included for three consecutive years (1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998) in the team of the year according to the European Sports Media, while the Association of Football Statisticians, classifying the greatest footballers ever, him he included in 60th place.
In 2004 he was included in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living players compiled by Pelé and FIFA on the occasion of the celebrations of the centenary of the international federation, and was 49th in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll, an online poll conducted by UEFA to celebrate the best footballers in Europe from the previous fifty years.