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Juventus manager tries to commit suicide
June 28, 2006, 4:08 pm
Filed under: Italian League

Former Juventus player Gianluca Pessotto was in a serious condition in hospital on Tuesday after falling from a window at the club’s headquarters.

The 35-year-old former defender, now the club’s team manager, suffered multiple fractures and internal bleeding but was in a stable condition, the hospital said.

Pessotto was found clutching a rosary having fallen some 15 metres from a dormer window in the building’s roof, police sources said. Pessotto hit two parked cars before landing on the ground sustaining multiple fractures.

‘In all probability it was a voluntary move by Pessotto,’ an investigative source who asked not to be identified said. A Turin hospital official speaking on Sky Italia television said police were investigating a suicide attempt.

Pessotto, who took up the post of team manager last month after 11 years with the team, is not among those facing charges at a sports tribunal due to start on Thursday, but his wife Reana Pessotto has already confirmed reports that her husband had been suffering from depression, adding to speculation that he tried to take his own life.

Pessotto is currently in a stable position, and Italy players Alessandro del Piero and Gianluca Zambrotta have left the team’s World Cup camp in Germany to visit Juventus colleague Gianluca Pessotto in hospital.

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he should have jumped from the roof or shot himself 😛
did u see cannavaro’s face when he found out of the news in a press conference? he found out about pessotto from a reporter, and excused himself from the conference
i hope they relegate them, if they are guilty, so that all those italy-football blind and die hard fans would know the truth of the scandalized serie A. In the land of mafia, football is not so clean.
it would be fun to see the “sale” at the relegated clubs, and see if they can make it back to the top.

Comment by Yazeed

no i didnt see cannavaro’s face. The relegation will probably benefit a number of clubs, once they are forced to sell.

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