What Lazio Coach Sarri Told Investigation Into Juventus

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri was asked to help the ongoing investigation into Juventus and the allegations that they secretly paid players salaries.

The Bianconeri have been accused of paying their squad under the table in the early stages of the COVID pandemic, despite publicly stated that four months of wages had been waivered. An investigation has been opened by the FIGC and the capital gains case is again gaining steam, leaving Juventus in a difficult position.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) detailed what Sarri told the FIGC investigators, revealing his involvement in the hidden salary payment controversy.

I spoke on the phone with Paratici because we were in lockdown. He told me that there was already an agreement with the players and that it would be an opportunity for me to join as well.

I was only offered a four-month waiver, with three months that would be paid on the following year’s contract.

Sarri had been worried that he might be dismissed by Juventus and not receive these agreed wages after all, so he confirmed that a separate agreement was drawn up.

But in the end, the incentive to leave in the event of dismissal was provided for me.

Juventus now appear to be in serious risk of being handed severe penalties, ranging from possible fines and point deductions to even relegation, although the latter does seem fairly unlikely.

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