The Juventus board are set to hold an emergency meeting on Friday, where they are expected to transfer emergency powers to a representative of the Agnelli family that owns the club.

The entire board resigned their specific roles after the scandal engulfing Italian football emerged last week.

Carlo Sant’Albano, who is the chief executive officer of the holding company of the Agnelli family, is expected to assume control of the club.

Meanwhile, Italy coach Marcello Lippi has been questioned in Rome as part of an investigation into the dealings of football agents GEA.

Prosecutors are trying to establish whether Lippi was pressured by former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi to call up certain players to the national team.

Moggi’s son, Alessandro Moggi, heads GEA World and Lippi’s son, Davide Lippi, is also employed by the agency.

Earlier this week, the Italian Foootball Federation (FIGC) was placed under administration in response to the crisis.

Former senator Guido Rossi was named as “extraordinary commissioner” of the governing body and he is set to introduce new legislation in a bid clean up Italian football’s reputation.

His appointment came after FIGC president Franco Carraro and vice-president Innocenzo Mazzini resigned amid allegations that the governing body had allowed Juve to choose referees for their games.

Prosecutors are also investigating four Serie A clubs – Juventus, Lazio, Milan and Fiorentina – as part of a match-fixing probe.

A separate investigation into illegal betting involves Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

More than 40 people have been ordered by Naples prosecutors to appear for questioning for suspected criminal association.

Reports have suggested the private homes of Juve’s former chief executive officer Antonio Giraudo and Moggi have also been searched.

Players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Fabio Cannavaro, who are not under investigation, have had their houses searched by revenue officers as well.