Conte acquitted over 2011 scandal

Italy coach Antonio Conte

Chelsea manager-elect Antonio Conte has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a match fixing scandal from 2011.

The 46-year-old, who will lead Italy at Euro 2016 next month, was accused of doing nothing to halt a scandal while in charge of Italian side Siena.

However a judge in Cremona acquitted Conte because the accusations of sporting fraud were baseless.

Conte, who served a ban in connection with the case in 2012, will take charge of Chelsea after the Euros.

In August 2012 while coach of Juventus, the former Italy international was banned for 10 months for not reporting alleged match-fixing in two games involving Siena in the 2010-11 season.

This was later reduced to four by an Italian sports tribunal and Conte became coach of his national team in August 2014.

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