Giuseppe Marotta, the former CEO of Juventus, has now revealed why he. So, the club management did not agree when soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo signed a lucrative €100 million contract. After winning the UEFA Champions League for three straight years and rising to the top of the team’s scoring charts with 450 goals in 438 games over nine years, Ronaldo left Real Madrid in 2018.
Juventus CEO reluctant to sign Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018
Marotta, who quit the team shortly after Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus was finalized, acknowledged. Portuguese player’s enormous salary deterred him from signing with the team. “A manager has to step back when the owners want to adopt a different strategy, even though I must acknowledge that I spent ten amazing years at Juventus.”
“It was reasonable to honour the club’s request. I disagreed with signing Ronaldo to some extent. Although the player cannot be questioned, the financial terms of the transaction were high. We needed to adapt because the cycle was broken and it wasn’t the cause of the separation.
Marotta had previously stated that, despite Ronaldo’s undeniable skill as a player. So, working with him was “challenging” due to his charisma. “He is still a great champion and was a very excellent player in the past. The individual who is able to persuade his comrades of his convictions is the champion.” “As the most well-known member of the team, he took on a leadership role and inspired the others to participate in the game.”