The FIGC has announced that controlling interests in more than one professional club will no longer be allowed, although this doesn’t affect Lazio president Claudio Lotito.
According to a report from Tifosy on Twitter yesterday, the Italian football federation’s board approved changes to the regulations regarding multi-club ownership in Italy, stopping owners being able to have a controlling share of multiple professional clubs.
This law does not apply retroactively, and so does not affect president Lotito, who owns a controlling share in both Serie A side Lazio and Serie B side Salernitana.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis also owns a controlling share in a second professional club, Serie C side Bari.
Lotito may not be the owner of Salernitana for much longer, however. Should the Campania based side achieve promotion to Serie A this season, then the Italian businessman will be forced to sell his share as owning two professional clubs in the same league is prohibited.
The FIGC (Italy) has announced that their board approved “amendments to the regulations relating to acquisitions in the shareholdings of professional clubs”, meaning controlling interests in more than one Italian professional club will be prohibited.#SportsBiz #ClubOwners pic.twitter.com/9FKViyYr18
— Tifosy (@tifosy) May 6, 2021