Agnelli-interview: Stark warning that medium and small clubs risk losing most in Covid fall out - "That is the tricky bit here"

8 September 2020

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James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

Normally one of football’s more prickly and energetic figures, the post lockdown version of the ECA and Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli seems more reflective and cautious than the man who last year seemed resolute in his determination to tilt the axis of European football even further into the hands of its elite clubs.

Perhaps he has been chastened the economic catastrophe wreaked by Covid-19 on football’s finances.

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