It appears Chelsea new coach Antonio Conte will begin life at Stamford Bridge on a troubled note as the prosecutor in his match-fixing trial has demanded he be conditionally suspended for six months.
The former Juventus coach has been charged for sporting fraud for failing to report alleged match-fixing in a clash between Albinoleffe and Siena in 2011 during his time at the latter, though a ruling is not expected until late May.
The 46-year-old Italy coach, who was yesterday confirmed as Chelsea’s next boss after this summer’s Euro 2016, has already agreed to a summary procedure, which speeds up the judicial process and, if found guilty, will see his sentence cut by one third.
In addition to the six month sentence, the prosecutor has also asked for an €8,000 fine for the Juve great, though his lawyers remain confident of proving his innocence.
Conte, a tough tackling midfielder in his playing days, was already handed a 10 month suspension for the charges during his time at Juventus, though it was eventually reduced to four months.
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