Antonio Conte to face new sporting fraud trial, report says
Italy coach Antonio Conte is to face yet another sporting fraud trial, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.
In a continuation of the investigation into match-fixing which already saw Conte banned for four months in 2012, the 45-year-old has once again been named on a list of 103 people committed to trial.
He is accused of being aware of but not reporting an attempt to fix the outcome of the game between Albinoleffe and Siena in May 2011, when he was coach of Siena. He will not, however, be put on trial for the same charge relating to the game between Novara and Siena.
After the first stage of the investigation, Conte was handed a 10-month suspension which was ultimately reduced to four months.
He missed the entire group stage of Juventus' return to the Champions League, sitting on the bench for their last-16 tie with Celtic and subsequent quarterfinal defeat to Bayern Munich.
He harshly condemned the Italian FA (FIGC) for their decision but then accepted their offer to appoint him as coach of the Italy national team last July.
The FIGC recently called for any trial to be pushed through as quickly as possible to prevent it from still being an issue at Euro 2016 next summer. No date has yet been announced for Conte's first hearing.