Entire Juventus board, including Moggi, resigns

May 11, 2006

TORINO, Italy -- The entire Juventus board resigned Thursday over a refereeing scandal.

Managing director Antonio Giraudo and general director Luciano Moggi were among those who resigned following allegations of collusion in the appointment of referees for Juventus games.

The club said it will hold a shareholders assembly on June 29 to replace its board, whose term is expiring.

The club made no mention of any plans to replace Moggi, who is under investigation in Rome and Naples for allegedly trying to influence the choice of referees.

Giraudo is being investigated for false bookkeeping.

The resignations came three days before the final day of the season, with Juventus going for its second straight league title and 29th overall. The Torino team needs only one point to ensure it will win the title.

Juventus, one of the most successful and popular Italian soccer clubs, is owned by the Agnelli family of auto tycoons.

Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press