World Cup winner goes under scrutiny in latest match fixing bust
Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso is to be investigated for allegations of match fixing, according to reports from the BBC.
He makes up one fifth of a group of players that are also set to be scrutinised under the same allegations of fixing games that date back to three seasons ago.
The ex-Rangers man was sacked as coach of Serie B side Palermo after just six games earlier this season and is currently out of work.
During his time at Milan he turned himself into a highly decorated and respected player, picking up two Serie A titles and two Champions League winners medals in a 13-year stint. He left the club in the summer of 2012 to join Swiss side FC Sion, and was installed as manager towards then end of the season, but was quickly sacked soon after.
Cremona prosecutor Roberto Di Martino said that Gattuso and retired Milan and Lazio player Cristian Brocchi were allegedly part of a group that fixed Serie A and other matches at the end of the 2010-11 season.
There has been a wide ranging criminal and sporting investigation into illegal betting and match fixing that that already led to a number of bans and arrests in Italy.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte was suspended for 10 months for failing to report match fixing during his time in charge of Siena, who were then in Serie B during the 2010-11 season.
Former Lazio captains and Italian internationals Giuseppe Signori and Stefano Mauri, as well as ex-Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni also served bans with several clubs having points taken off of them.
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