The title comes quickly in ’58, and a year later Umberto was also the chairman of the Football Association.
There was also to be rebuilt there. He took the job seriously, as it did at Juventus: many hours in the office, much work to do and nothing to give to the covers and worldliness. However, the dual role controversy dragged on the inevitable conflict of interests.
One of the first decisions of the new federation umbertiana was in fact the creation of a distinctive sign for the team that had won ten league titles, watch cases, Juventus. Thus was born the star of the tenth season, and it seems that Umberto Agnelli had sewn himself on the popular mesh.
Tricolor triangles would come two more in ’60 and ’61, and verbal fights with bell tower, including the fight with the head of the arbitrators, Concetto Lo Bello, that one day the young Agnelli drove from the locker rooms.
The last championship won by Umberto as federal president and Juvent coincided with the repetition of Juventus-Inter, won 0-2 by Inter because the presence of the public on the sideline, and was repeated by the Court of Appeals, as some accused, under the pressure from the president. In protest, the Nerazzurri send in Torino a team of kids who lost 9-1: Inter scored on a penalty kick with a rookie named Sandro Mazzola, the son of Valentine, while for Juve played for the last last time Giampiero Boniperti.
Umberto Agnelli left the presidency after the dissapointing Bianconeri League year ’61-’62, where Juve risked to relegate, and he left with the bitterness caused by other controversies: that the federal law that allowed the transfer of players on the lists supplementary’s fall, even if they have been used. Taking advantage of the new rules, the Bianconeri had hired Mora, and even then it was said that Umberto Agnelli had done it on purpose.
“Il dottore” went operational in football in ’94, when the recapitalization led by Cuccia cut across the track of the Presidency Fiat.
Umberto was somewhat compensated with Juventus, and he created the “triad” (Giraudo, Who Was His personal secretary, Moggi and Bettega. Triad).
Many wins in Italy with Lippi on the bench (5 Championships), a little ‘less in Europe, and the imposition of football as “show business” with the descent of the stock market, the illustrious sells, the draft Budgetary Priorities and the building of the new stadium.
He died in 27 May 2004 (aged 69)….
published at 30.05.2011; by: Mike Prise