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Juventus president Agnelli: Football needs change - with modern fans at centre

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has called for reform inside football particularly the calendar.

Agnelli feels there's too many games which aren't competitive.

He was speaking at the ECA general assembly, stating: "In recent months there has been an interest from some large financial players in football, just think about what is still happening in Italy with the negotiation with the funds. But I also think of many other situations, starting with the leaks about JP Morgan's interest in the Super League. These subjects are not interested in solidarity, but in returns from investments.

"If we change, we can look at these investments. Football, economics and politics are at the crossroads. We must intercept these possibilities and act, otherwise we risk imploding. We must first of all put the fans at the centre: the current system is not made for modern fans.

"Research shows that at least a third of them follow at least two teams; 10 percent follow the players, not the clubs. There are most likely too many matches that are not competitive, both nationally and internationally.

"We cannot take the fans for granted, or we risk losing them. For this reason, I think of the talks we at the ECA have had with UEFA in recent months."

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