Incoming Chelsea Manager Facing Six-Month Sentence For Match-fixing
The current Italian coach, Antonio Conte who will assume his duties at Stamford Bridge following this summer’s European Championships in France, has been accused of fraud during the 2010/11 season while in charge of Siena.
The prosecutor in the match-fixing trial of future Chelsea manager will seek a suspended six-month sentence.
Conte is accused of being aware of attempts to fix a match between his side and AlbinoLeffe in May 2011 and failing to report the rumours to the relevant authorities.
Siena, who were second-placed in Serie B and had already been promoted, lost 1-0 to their relegation-threatened opponents, in a result which ultimately helped AlbinoLeffe stay in Italy’s second-tier.
The 46-year-old coach, who has denied wrongdoing, was previously handed a 10-month ban by the Italian Football Federation in relation to alleged match-fixing while at Siena.