Report: Juventus manager to resign over betting trial

8 Aug 2012
updated at 02h45
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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.

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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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