Juventus coach Conte going to trial

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is going to trial as part of the betting investigation.

Juventus coach Antonio Conte is going to trial as part of the betting investigation.

Conte has refused to negotiate another plea bargain, so goes to a full betting trial and faces a potential 15-month ban.

The betting trial took a sensational twist yesterday when the plea bargain of a three-month ban and €200,000 fine was agreed with the prosecutor, but rejected as ‘insufficient’ by the Disciplinary Commission judges.

Conte has been charged with failing to alert two attempted fixes to authorities from his time at Siena in the Serie B 2010-11 campaign.

He has always denied knowing anything about the attempted interference from betting syndicates and was talked into taking a plea bargain by his lawyers.

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