Roberto Bettega back in bianconero(Juventus Official Website)
A symbol in Juventus’ history comes back home. Roberto Bettega is from today the new Vice General Manager of the Club, who communicated the news by a press release. The job foresees the responsibility on the whole sport department, with immediate operation.
To welcome him, Jean-Claude Blanc: «I proposed to Bettega to become part of our organization – the President declared – to assume the responsibility of all sport department. A decision matured in these months, to strengthen the department to which the Club dedicated its maximum effort. Roberto is the right figure to cover this role, because able to transfer experience and authoritativeness to technical staff and to the sport management, guaranteeing further solidity to our ambitions. I already had the chance to collaborate with the new vice general manager with satisfaction for almost a year: he brings passion for soccer and love for a Club which he contributed in a determinant way to write the history of. His entrance, in a high responsibility position and with operative delegation, consolidates our managerial staff, adding further proficiency and strong motivations ».
«I accepted with enthusiasm Blanc’s proposal – Roberto Bettega added – and I’ll immediately start working for my Juve. I rediscover a Club I know so well, Jean-Claude Blanc and colleagues whom I shared important experiences with, persons who in these years grew up and whom I’m happy to collaborate with. The faith in work done by the Club and in people leading it, gives me the sureness that, with everybody’s contribution and with supporters’ support, we’ll know how to be competitive at maximum levels».
Roberto Bettega was born in Torino on December 27th, 1950. His experience as Juventus player started in the Pulcini and ended in 1983, after 480 matches and 178 goals, seven Scudetti, two Coppe Italia and one Uefa Cup. He is the third scorer in Juventus history, after Alessandro Del Piero and Giampiero Boniperti. As a manager, he has been vice-president from 1994 to 2006 and market consultant from summer 2006 till the end of may 2007. From today, he is vice general manager.