Suspension for Conte reduced to four months

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The suspension of Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been reduced from ten to four months. The lawyers of the Italian successfully fought the conviction for involvement in match fixing and brought about a considerable reduction of sentence.

The tribunal in Rome saw merit in the appeal and slashed the suspension by more than a half. Until the end of the suspension, Conte is only responsible for the training of the team. During matches Massimo Carrera takes the honors.

The former midfielder of The Old Lady was aware of match fixing during the 2010/2011 season. Conte has always been shamed by his conviction. He called it shameful and absurd, and he said he has always behaved in an exemplary fashion.

From 9 December, Conte will be able to resume normal duties as the Turin club takes on Palermo. If Juventus is eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League, then he will no longer have to stand on the sidelines. The last group game will be played against Shaktar Donetsk, on 5 December.

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