Juve Rocked By Conte Ban
Juventus manager Antonio Conte has sensationally been banned for 10 months for his involvement in the latest Italian match-fixing scandal.
Conte, who guided the Old Lady to the Scudetto last season in an unbeaten term, has been sanctioned by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) for failing to report unsporting behaviour in relation to a match-fixing investigation.
There has been speculation Conte could resign from his post as Juve boss, following the ban.
The sanctions are from Conte’s time in charge of Siena, where the prosecutor alleges he failed to alert authorities to two potentially fixed matches.
Conte will still be able to resume his coaching role with Juventus, however the ban will restrict his matchday duties, as he’s unable to be on the bench or in the dressing room.
Juventus have said they will stand by Conte and put staff member Massimo Carrero in charge on matchdays, although that situation could easily change if results don’t go according to plan. Conte’s deputy Angelo Alessio has been banned for eight months too.
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