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Captain to chief negotiator: Chiellini works out salary cuts

Captain to chief negotiator: Chiellini works out salary cuts


ROME: Best identified for his aggressive defending on the soccer subject, Giorgio Chiellini is proving to be an efficient negotiator within the board room, too.

The Juventus captain — who has a grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration — was the primary go-between for millionaire teammates like Cristiano Ronaldo and administration when the squad agreed to forgo 90 million euros ($100 million) in wages to assist the membership through the coronavirus disaster.

The first settlement of its form in Serie A since play was halted final month set the precedent that different golf equipment are getting ready to comply with.

“Chiellini first spoke with (membership president Andrea Agnelli), then with us,” Juventus ahead Paulo Dybala stated.

“We mentioned it in a chat and there have been completely different opinions. There had been gamers who had been missing one or two video games to succeed in a bonus, however this was the very best factor to do,” added Dybala, considered one of three Juventus gamers to check optimistic for COVID-19.

The deal permits Juventus to keep away from paying 4 months of wages, or a 3rd of gamers’ salaries, earlier than closing its fiscal calendar-year on June 30 — a financial savings made much more essential since Juventus shares are listed on the Milan inventory trade.

Chiellini’s key achievement was that gamers will reportedly get again about half of their missed salaries after June 30, or maybe much more if this season’s Serie A resumes. Juventus declined to remark when requested if wages can be deferred to subsequent season.

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was additionally concerned within the deal labored out by Chiellini.

“Juventus want to thank the gamers and the coach for his or her dedication at a troublesome time for everybody,” Juventus stated in a press release saying the deal over the weekend.

While Chiellini is Juventus’ participant consultant for the Italian soccer gamers’ affiliation (AIC), the take care of the eight-time defending Serie A champion got here earlier than the AIC may work out a unilateral league-wide settlement over lowering salaries with the nation’s soccer governance.

“Juventus went forward however that didn’t shock us. We knew all about it,” AIC president Damiano Tommasi stated. “If there aren’t any disagreements between a membership and its gamers, we don’t really feel the necessity to intervene. If they’ve come to an settlement, that’s wonderful as is.”

Negotiations at different golf equipment haven’t all been so harmonious.

On Monday when Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates stated that they had been taking a 70% reduce in salaries, it got here in a letter that criticized membership officers for placing an excessive amount of stress on them “to do one thing that we at all times knew we might be doing.”

Salary talks between gamers and golf equipment are ongoing within the Premier League and elsewhere round Europe, too.

The 35-year-old Chiellini, who has made no public feedback about his position within the negotiations, accomplished a bachelor’s diploma in economics and commerce on the University of Turin in 2010 after which earned his grasp’s in 2017, graduating cum laude — with honors.

Chiellini has at all times been a diligent scholar, ever since he attended a specialised science and numbers-oriented highschool in his hometown of Livorno alongside the Tuscan coast. He inherited enterprise acumen from his mom, Lucia, who managed the Mediterranean space for a Norwegian delivery firm.

Chiellini’s twin brother, Claudio, is the defender’s agent and likewise a supervisor at Juventus.

Up subsequent for the Chiellinis: figuring out a contract extension for Giorgio, whose present deal expires on June 30.

Despite his age, and even if Chiellini solely performed in three Serie A matches this season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in August, a renewal appears sure.

The recipient of Luis Suárez’s chew through the 2014 World Cup, Chiellini stays among the many finest within the sport at irritating opposing forwards.

Given his position in serving to his membership hold its funds so as, it’s additionally now probably that he’ll comply with within the footsteps of Giampiero Boniperti, Roberto Bettega and Pavel Nedved — nice Juventus gamers turned efficient managers throughout the membership.

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