Lazio sporting director Igli Tare was present at the Luiss University in Rome on Friday, lecturing about the lack of family-run football clubs in Serie A.
During his speech, he also took a dig at Juventus, Milan, Roma, and Inter, claiming that they have technically failed for prioritising commercial demands over everything else. As quoted by Alfredopedulla.com, Tare said,
“There are four family-owned clubs left (in Serie A): Udinese, Atalanta, Lazio and Napoli. I am in favour of this management, the multinationals only have a commercial interest and you lose the beauty of football: the passion, and the love. Those corporations work with algorithms and no longer want to know about the history of the team and the city. I am a fan of the old school.
“What is missing? Company managers because the length of contracts varies too much. Take me for example. I am one of the longest-serving directors in Serie A, this is my 15th year at Lazio. I have the good fortune to work with a club with virtuous management. Today there are clubs, even top clubs, like Juve, Roma, Milan, and Inter, which are technically bankrupt but are kept alive by the fact that the system needs them. It is very important to have long-term management with important projects to see the good of the society.”
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder