Lazio fined, coach banned in Lecce probe
MILAN, May 17 (Reuters) - Lazio coach Delio Rossi has been given a three-game ban and the club fined 10,000 euros ($15,480) after being found guilty of trying to influence the performance of an opposing team, the Italian soccer federation said.
Rossi was caught on phone taps asking club president Claudio Lotito to discuss tactics with Lecce directors in a match in April 2006. Media reports have said the issue involved whether future Lazio signing Cristian Ledesma should play for Lecce.
Rossi's position at the mid-table Serie A club is already under threat after a mixed season with talks planned with Lotito.