Agnelli: Clubs need to reflect on mono- and duopolistic league tendencies

25 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has called for reflection on the dominance of one or two clubs in some European leagues.

In a speech to Juventus' shareholders, the club's chairman, Andrea Agnelli, said the monopoly and duopoly of teams in certain leagues are creating domestic tension and called for reflection on how future competitions will be managed.

Agnelli also spoke out on the club's recent capital increase, heavily criticised domestically, and said Juventus needed to benchmark themselves against European competitors - not Italian.

Juventus' low reliance on TV rights bodes well for the club's future, he continued, claiming the Italian giants were taking back ownership of their content.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

For most clubs, winning the domestic league eight years in a row would not be cause for alarm, but for the chairman of the Italian giants Juventus, Andrea Agnelli, things are a little different. 

These sequences of sporting results are generating great tension"

In a speech to the club's shareholders, following the announcement of the club's financial results for the 2018/19 season, Agnelli called for reflection on the dominance of one or two clubs in some European leagues.

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