After a tough fight, Cristiano Giuntoli was released from Napoli and became Juventus’ new Football Director. Let’s get to know the manager who played a key role in the Neapolitan championship.
Cristiano Giuntoli, the new coach of Juventus
The negotiation was long and grueling, as it often was when Aurelio De Laurentiis was involved. Naples president finally approves farewell DS Cristiano Giuntoli released to marry Juventus. Now the Tuscany ruler will have the difficult task of restarting The Old Woman after several tough years, especially the last one.
But who is Cristiano Giuntoli? They say the third Scudetto of Naples is the true secret, thanks to a staff formed with time, patience and competence. Just football expertise and a skill that everyone knows discover talent and build teamsare the qualities that always make it different. Scudetto is only the result of years of work and good planning.
Born in Florence in 1972, Giuntoli first made a career as a minor league defender and then tried to become a coach, but his fate in the football world was obviously different. He became sports director and joined in 2009. Carpi promoted to A in Serie D in 6 years. It was precisely this success that earned him the Naples call.
Giuntoli’s great shots at Napoli
In a “poorer” Italian landscape than in the 80s-90s and 2000s, the transfer market occupies an even more important place economically because buying and selling well allows clubs to truly survive. For this De Laurentiis had decided to bet on Giuntoli.and results were seen almost instantly.
Acquisition of Kvicha Kvaratskelia, revealed by Giuntoli interesting detailsonly the most recent in chronological order. The first was Allan.Bought 11 million from Udinese to give new coach Maurizio Sarri a director and then resold to Everton 5 years later for 25 million. The following year, another key man arrived, again from Udinese, who paid Piotr Zielinski 16 million.
At Napoli, Giuntoli has also made big deals that go like the sale of Jorginho to Chelsea for 57 million in 2018 (cost 9.5), the arrival of Fabian Ruiz (30 million at Betis). The big buys back then were Lozano (45M on PSV in 2019) and above all Victor Osimhen paid Lille 75 million It’s worth 150 in 2020 and today. A bright future awaits the bianconeri if Giuntoli transplants Juve as he did to Napoli.