Juventus coach's proposal for ban rejected
August 2 , 2012
Juventus coach Antonio Conte's request for a three-month ban in order to avoid a court hearing over match fixing has been rejected.
Conte has been accused of failing to report match fixing while he was coach at Siena club.
A tribunal for the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) turned down the proposal after Conte, who had initially denied the allegations, tried to strike a deal with the sport authorities.
Conte will now have to propose a new deal including a longer ban or face a tribunal which is likely to hand down a harsher punishment if he is found guilty.
The games involving Siena were a 2-2 draw with Novara and a 1-0 loss to Albinoleffe in Serie B in May 2011.