Faceless, failing club owners could learn from Juve’s dazzling dynasty | Richard Williams

15 April 2017 08:00
The Agnelli family (and Roman Abramovich) point the way forward for those in charge of Arsenal, Blackburn, Coventry and Leyton OrientWhat kind of people do you want to have running your football club? That’s the question fans of teams as different as Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers, Coventry City and Leyton Orient are asking themselves. Whether faltering just out of range of ultimate success or threatened with a plunge into oblivion, those supporters are turning their anger on owners they see as variously incompetent or delinquent.For fans of Juventus, the answer is simple. As Paulo Dybala wheeled away after scoring the first of his two beautiful goals against Barcelona in the Italian champions’ stadium on Tuesday night, the TV director switched to a shot of celebrations in the directors’ box, where Andrea Agnelli, the club’s president, was sharing hugs with a small group including his second cousin, John Elkann. Related: Rogues’ gallery: English football’s worst owners, from Becchetti to Bates | Barry Glendenning Related: The curious case of Farhad Moshiri, Alisher Usmanov and new money at Everton | David Conn Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian