Italian court wants suspended sentence for Chelsea coach Conte

 05 Apr 2016 - 14:34

Italian court wants suspended sentence for Chelsea coach Conte
(FILE) Photo dated 16 November 2014 shows Italys head coach Antonio Conte during the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying soccer match between Italy and Croatia at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy.  EPA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO


Rome: An Italian court on Tuesday called for new Chelsea coach Antonio Conte to receive a six-month suspended prison sentence over match-fixing allegations.

The current Italy manager, who will take over Chelsea after Euro 2016, is accused of sporting fraud.

The Calcioscommesse corruption probe says the 46-year-old former Juventus boss failed to expose an alleged rigged second division match in May 2011.

The game involved Siena, which Conte managed at that time, and AlbinoLeffe.

Conte denies any wrongdoing.

AFP