Angelli in line for Juve presidency

Angelli in line for Juve presidency

Published Apr. 28, 2010 7:26 p.m. ET

Giovanni Agnelli's nephew Andrea is about to become the president of struggling Juventus.

La Stampa newspaper, which is operated by the Agnelli family, has reported that the nomination will be made on Thursday at an assembly of the family's holding company Exor.

Andrea's father Umberto was the last Agnelli to be Juventus president nearly 50 years ago, while Giovanni Agnelli was the club's longtime honorary president.

It's the second presidential change Juventus has made this season, after Jean-Claude Blanc replaced Giovanni Cobolli Gigli in October. Blanc - who has been the subject of fan protests - will remain in an executive role looking after administration and marketing.

With three games remaining in Serie A, Juventus is in sixth place - 19 points behind leader Inter Milan.