Juventus coach questioned on match-fixing again
Juventus coach Antonio Conte was questioned again by the Italian
football federation prosecutor about another match-fixing case
Having already been suspended for four months at the start of
this season for failing to report fixing when he coached Siena two
years ago, Conte faces a possible similar charge stemming from when
he managed Bari in 2008-09.
Court officials have been investigating Bari’s matches with
Treviso in May 2008 and Salernitana in May 2009. With little to
gain, Bari lost both games, having already secured a mid-table
finish in 2008 and the Serie B title in 2009.
Conte, on course to guide Juventus to a second consecutive Serie
A title, was accompanied by three lawyers for the meeting with FIGC
prosecutor Stefano Palazzi.
Conte denies wrongdoing.
Upon exiting the three-hour hearing, Conte said he
”absolutely” is not worried about facing more punishment. He
added that it’s ”a very bitter pill to swallow when you realize
that some ugly things happened behind you.”
”It went well, we even had a break for tea and biscuits,”
Conte said. ”It was a very friendly setting, despite the history.
I think I cleared everything up.”