Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte acquitted in sporting fraud case

Italy coach and future Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been acquitted from sporting fraud charges dating back to his time at Siena.

The Italian tactician will be relieved to have finally been handed a verdict in his favour to end the case, with the situation threatening to be a dark cloud hanging over his preparations for Euro 2016 this summer.

Conte had been accused of failing to report a fix in a game while he was in charge at Siena, something that he has continuously denied since.

With the prosecution team requesting a six-month suspended sentence, Conte has instead been acquitted, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The charge related to a game between Siena and Albinoleffe in 2011, so naturally the 46-year-old will be delighted to have his name cleared which in turn will allow him to continue in his job without any off-the-field distractions in the coming weeks.

Conte will lead the Azzurri in France this summer before leaving to take up the post at Chelsea. In turn, it promises to be a busy summer for the former Juventus boss who will naturally now be relieved to get on with his job after opting for a fast-track trial to resolve the matter.

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