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august 08, 2012 • 03:43 AM • last update 03:45 AM

Report: Juventus manager to resign over betting trial

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Juventus manager Antonio Conte would be ready to resign if he is banned for 10 months in the betting trial he is currently facing.

According to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Conte would follow his assistant’s steps. Cristian Stellini resigned as Juventus technical director after taking a plea bargain in the betting trial. He will be banned for two and a half years for sporting fraud.

Conte’s charges are a little less incriminating that Stellini’s. He faces charges for failing to alert authorities of a potential match fix while he was coaching Siena during the 2010-2011 season and could be banned up to 15 months.

Sky Sport Italy is reporting a different version saying that Conte will stay with Juventus no matter the result of the trial and that he has the full support of the Bianconero club.

Juventus played a friendly against Malaga last Saturday and assistant coach Massimo Carrera was on the Vecchia Signora’s bench replacing Conte and would continue that role during the upcoming season.

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